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Far North Coast SLSCs patrols start this weekend

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Last year these wonderful women achieved their qualifications to be lifesavers and this year will be their inaugural patrol year at Brunswick SLSC. The girls (Ella, Leigh, Karen, Vanessa, Kiri, Jackie and Cienna) are sitting on the new Far North Coast jet ski. They are just some of the awesome patrollers from the club which last year performed 14 life-saving rescues, 1,920 ‘preventative actions’ and 42 first-aid actions. Photo Tree Faerie.

It’s that time of year again when thousands of volunteers pull on the yellow and red in the name of saving lives and keeping our beaches safe.

The Surf Life Saving patrol season starts this Saturday when 21,000 NSW surf lifesavers return to the beach to protect the public along the state’s coastline.

With a near-record 44 coastal drownings recorded in NSW last year, Surf Life Saving NSW will today unveil next-generation Emergency Response Beacon (ERB) technology which will be installed at key drowning hotspots and unpatrolled locations over summer in an attempt to reduce the drowning toll.

Locally the Ballina Lighthouse and Lismore, Brunswick, Byron Bay, Cabarita Beach, Cudgen Headland, Evans Head-Casino, Fingal Rovers, Lennox Head-Alstonville, Salt and Yamba who have a new branch jet ski,will be on deck this weekend until April 2020.

Surf Life savers want to remind all beach users to swim between the flags and swim with a friend, stay safe and have lots of fun!

SLSCs are a great place to make new friends, learn new skills and they are always hoping to welcome new members.

Nippers is a great place to start for kids and their families and clubs can still sign on youngsters until their first day of training.

For more information, visit the SLSC website.


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