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Surf Life Saving Northern Region update

Surf Life Saving Northern Region update for the weekend follows.

Small but testing surf on an outgoing tide kept lifeguards busy on Saturday. Guards rescued four people at Whangerei Heads, three at Muriwai, five at Piha, five at Bethells, one at Karekare, and six at Raglan. Raglan had particularly high numbers due to the Soundsplash festival that happened at Raglan over the weekend (peak headcount was 1140). Omaha and Takapuna were also very busy with a peak headcount of 1200 and 2150, respectively.


Saturday 19 January
No. of people rescued 24
No. of people assisted 20
No. of major 1st aids 3
No. of minor 1st aids 10
No. of searches 2
No. of PA's 414
No. of Public Involved 3177
Peak headcount 11746
Total hours worked 2059.9


Sunday 20 January

No. of people rescued 3
No. of people assisted 3
No. of major 1st aids 1
No. of minor 1st aids 10
No. of searches 4
No. of PA's 312
No. of Public Involved 1450
Peak headcount 5046
Total hours worked 1347


Weekend total

No. of people rescued 27
No. of people assisted 23
No. of major 1st aids 4
No. of minor 1st aids 20
No. of searches 6
No. of PA's 726
No. of Public Involved 4627
Peak headcount 16792
Total hours worked 3406.9



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