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Christmas and a Safe New Year to All
behalf on the SLSI Executive and SLSI Management may I wish
you all a very enjoyable and safe Christmas. Thankyou very
much to the patrollers who have volunteered to patrol their
beaches over the Festive Season.
at Unpatrolled Beach - 4/12/05
Sunday 4th December at around 2.40pm a beach goer tragically
drowned at South Windang Beach. A lifesaver on a roving patrol
from Windang SLSC became aware of a person in trouble in the
surf 1km south of the Red & Yellow flags. Windang's IRB
was despatched and the crew recovered 1 unconscious male and
2 other men in difficulty who had "doggy paddled"
out to help their mate.
Christmas we encourage every one to experience the fun of
the beach and have a great time but also to be aware of the
dangers. Surf Life Saving Illawarra urges you to SWIM
BETWEEN THE FLAGS and obey the rules and help our
lifesavers and lifeguards, because if you do the life you
save could be yours. There are some very basic rules that
we ask you to be familiar with and a simple way to remember
them is F.L.A.G.S.
the flags and swim between them. - The flags represent
the area patrolled by the lifesavers and lifeguards. They
mark the safest place to swim at the beach.
ook at the safety signs. - The safety signs help
you identify potential dangers and daily conditions at the
beach; these are located at the beach access points and at
the flagged area. Please read them carefully before entering
a lifesaver or lifeguard for some good advice. - Surf
conditions can change quickly /water depth, currents, wave
size and type. Talk to the lifesavers and lifeguards before
entering the water and please dont ignore their advice.
a friend to swim with you. - Always
swim with a friend so you can look out for each others safety
and can get help if needed. Children should always be supervised
by an adult.
your hand up for help. - If
you get into trouble in the water, stay calm, raise your arm
and signal for help. Float and wait for assistance. Float
with the current or rip, dont try to swim against it.
at unpatrolled beaches
under the influence of drugs or alcohol
and dive into the water
directly after a meal .
Mercury Rookie Rescue Challenge
Day at Belmore will see our rookie lifesavers participate
in the SLSNSW 2005 Award Winning Event. Contact your club
rookie coordinator for details of the event. Our helicopter
will be there again and we are all looking forward to a fun
day. We will all be staying on for the fireworks display afterwards.
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