New year’s rescue averts tragic start to the year
Just after 5pm on New Year’s Day, a group of friends and family from Cabramatta were celebrating at an isolated part of Stockton Beach, approximately
2km south of Birubi Headland. Suddenly, two members of the party were swept out of their depth in a rip current. Three other members entered the water in a valiant but unsuccessful attempt to go to their aid. In short order, all five people were now
caught in the rip.
Nippers training helps brave teenager save a life
Recently nominated for a Pride of Australia award, Killcare Surf Lifesaving Club lifesaver Jennifer Webb’s years of Nippers training gave her the confidence and skills
to save a life last Easter Monday. The 16-year-old had been on patrol all day, under conditions that required constant surveillance of the flagged area. ‘Swimming not
advised’ signs had been posted on the beach to ensure that parents remained vigilant of their children, and 17 preventative actions were made during the day.
A brother’s love of the surf lives on
Following the early death of Cecilia’s brother Neil, their mother Eileen donated his board to Maroochydore SLSC, where he had been a member. In more recent years Cecilia searched for the board without success, so she was delighted and overwhelmed when Brett Lucas, Supporter Relationships Manager at Surf Life
Saving Foundation, finally managed to track it down at Surf Life Saving Queensland Headquarters.