Lifesavers pull over 300 swimmers from the water
Quoted from Life Saving Victoria — Jan 2011.
Over 300 people have been rescued from Victorian beaches so far this season.
With the first burst of summer hitting Victoria over the Christmas/New Year period, lifesavers were kept busy ensuring all Victorian beach goers were taking extra care around water and always swimming between the flags.
Lifesavers have undertaken nearly 800 first aids and over 26,000 preventative actions this season.
Nearly 900,000 people have already visited Victorian beaches, with many more expected to head to the water throughout the rest of the summer to escape the heat.
Life Saving Victoria’s Lifesaving Operations Manager, Greg Scott, urges all Victorian beach-goers to continue to play it safe by the water.
“It is essential that everyone is swimming between the red and yellow flags, never swimming alone and always watching children around water,” says Mr Scott.
This summer, thousands of lifesavers will be patrolling at 67 of Victoria’s most popular beaches.
Life Saving Victoria is reminding Victorians of the following water safety tips this summer:
- Swim Between the Flags
- Don’t Drink and Drown
- Never Swim Alone
- Look Out for Your Mates
- Never Take your Eyes off Children
- Play it Save by the Water