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Lifesavers are back
Lifesavers are back!

Far north coast surf life savers returned to active beach patrols last Saturday.

Over 21,000 active surf life savers from the 129 surf clubs along the NSW coastline will be on patrol during the 2016/17 season.

Surf Life Saving NSW President David Murray raised the flags on the new patrol season.

‘Our proud record of zero drowning deaths between our iconic red and yellow flags is something we cherish. This is why we strongly urge everyone to always swim at a patrolled location, and why we continue our safety messages.’

Tragically last season 53 people drowned in NSW coastal waters, the highest annual total on record.

The inaugural Surf Life Saving New South Wales Coastal Safety Report showed that 92 per cent of victims were male, 66 per cent of all drowning deaths occurred in waters greater than 5km from the nearest life saving service and swimming/wading, rock fishing and diving/snorkelling were top three most common activities at the time of death.


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