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Weekend Stats 22 -23 Dec: Surf Life Saving Northern Region

Weekend Stats 22 -23 Dec: Surf Life Saving Northern Region

A few incidents occurred over the weekend with a total of three rescues. More details below.

Saturday 22 December

At Raglan a female surfer suffered a spinal injury coming off her board feet first.

Sunday 23 December

1. At Waipu a 14 year old boy suffered a hip injury and an ambulance was requested.

2. A boat with no driver and engine still running ran into Takapuna beach and crashed into a boat ramp. Coastguard and Police requested surf assistance with SP5 (jet ski) and Takapuna lifeguards being alerted. Takapuna lifeguards spotted the boat and started a visual search of the beach noticing an individual make returning to shore. Lifeguards helped the man to shore and returned him to the tower. He was assessed and no injuries were found. He was then handed over to Police and the search was stood down. Search lasted 15 minutes and Police were very impressed with the response of the young lifeguards.

Stats for 22 -23 December

No. of people rescued

3

No. of people assisted

4

No. of major 1st aids

3

No. of minor 1st aids

16

No. of searches

1

No. of PA's

449

No. of Public Involved

1437

Peak headcount

5326

Total hours worked

3003


Key:
*PA: Preventative Actions e.g. instructing people to swim between the flags/advising to move away from a rip etc.
*Rescue: When lifeguards save someone from drowning.

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