Busy Weekend For Ocean Beach Lifesavers

Lifesavers from Ocean Beach SLSC on the state’s Central Coast endured a busy weekend due to tumultuous surf conditions in the region.

Following a Surf Life Saving NSW dangerous surf warning issued on Friday, lifesavers were well prepared when greeted with the wild and windy conditions over the weekend.

On Saturday, lifesavers rescued a kite surfer in dramatic circumstances after he got tangled in his ropes and was drifting out to sea. Luckily they got to the man in time preventing a possible tragedy.

On Sunday following a heads up from the Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre two people were rescued off Umina Point and Pearl Beach by the Ocean Beach IRB.

The same patrol also responded to a capsized vessel at Ettalong Point which turned out to be a State Emergency Service (SES) vessel. The boat flipped during a training exercise and the passengers had already been rescued by another SES vessel.

The Ocean Beach patrol managed to retrieve the capsized boat with the help of Central Coast Surf Life Saving Duty Officers and Umina SLSC

Mon 14 Apr 2014