Lifeguard extended patrols commence this weekend
  • Friday 19 September 2008

Council professional lifeguards will extend their patrols this weekend, Saturday 20 September to coincide with the beginning of school holidays. The extended patrols will run throughout the summer season.

Service Delivery portfolio holder Councillor Paul Tatton said council lifeguards provide a vital 365 days a year service patrolling our beaches across the Sunshine Coast.

“The extended patrols result in more areas of our beaches being patrolled for longer periods of time and additional lifeguards stationed at busier locations,” Cr Tatton said.

The extra beaches that will be patrolled from Saturday and continued throughout the summer season at various times include;

  • Sunrise Beach
  • North Peregian
  • Coolum North
  • Yaroomba
  • Marcoola
  • Discovery Beach
  • Mooloolaba Cats (3rd site up in corner of Spit)
  • Buddina
  • Wurtulla
  • Currimundi
  • Bulcock Beach
  • Golden Beach
  • Kings Beach pool

This is in addition to lifeguards existing services including Noosa, Sunshine, Peregian, Coolum, Hyatt Regency, Mudjimba, Twin Waters, Maroochydore, Alex, Mooloolaba, Mooloolaba Spit and Dicky Beach.

To cater for the hundreds of beachgoers expected on Coast beaches, volunteer lifesavers, will return for their weekend patrols as of Saturday 20 September to coincide with the start of the summer season.

“Lifeguards are professionals with extensive training in rescue techniques, resuscitation and lifesaving procedures to keep our beaches safe,”

“But it is important that people are always safety conscious on our beaches. Swim between the flags and listen to the advice of our lifeguards,”

“Last summer council lifeguards performed 635 rescues and 71, 070 preventative actions. Proving the vital role they have in our community.” Cr Tatton said.

Remember the lifeguards motto ‘No flags = no swim’.