ALS Continues To Work On Keeping Shoalhaven's Beaches Safe

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) and Shoalhaven City Council are working together to ensure South Coast beaches remain safe with 17 lifeguards applying their skills across 8 beaches each day.

Lifeguards in the Shoalhaven have conducted 11 rescues, 1654 preventative actions and 42 first aid treatments to over 24,000 visitors to South Coast beaches this summer period.

Australian Lifeguard Service (NSW) Manager, Nigel Tebb commends the great work Lifeguards are doing in the Shoalhaven.

"The lifeguards have done well this season, taking action to prevent well over a thousand beachgoers from getting into difficulty and rescuing a few swimmers where necessary."

Mr Tebb strongly encourages residents and tourists alike to stay safe and help the lifeguards. “Lifeguards are there to help but if they can’t see you, they can’t save you so please swim at a patrolled beach, between the flags.”

As the Stramit NSW Surf Life Saving Country Championships descend on the region bringing thousands of competitors and spectators, an additional lifeguard will patrol Mollymook Beach on Friday 17 January and patrol hours will increase on the day to cover from 7.30am-5pm.

Lifeguards will then continue to patrol South Mollymook Beach from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, until the end of February.

As the leading lifeguard service in Australia, the ALS ensures a total service provision, integrating the Australian Lifeguard Service with Surf Life Saving’s volunteer patrol structure, state-wide support operations network, 24-hour emergency callout system and strategically located Westpac Rescue helicopter services.

Fri 17 Jan 2014