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SLSNR weekend stats 17 - 18 February 2019

A total of six rescues took place. Orewa lifeguards responded to a mayday call that came through to Coastguard from a sinking boat 500m off Orewa. Two SLSNR IRBs launched with a Coastguard plane, Eagle, Kawau, and another available boat in the area to conduct a search. The sinking boat was found approximately 45 mins after the Coastguard plane got on scene. They were almost 5km off Red Beach. The passengers were picked up by the SLSNR IRBs and transferred to Kawau Rescue. Three patients were all wearing life jackets and only two wore wetsuits. All patients were taken in to Waiwera boat ramp by Kawau and then taken by the ambulance.

Saturday 16th February stats
No. of people rescued 6
No. of people assisted 6
No. of major 1st aids 0
No. of minor 1st aids 8
No. of searches 3
No. of PA's 205
No. of Public Involved 737
Peak headcount 3560
Total hours worked 1109.75

Sunday 17th February summary

Five rescues were performed with three rescues taking place at Piha beach. Lifeguards from Waipu and Mangawhai beach worked together to perform an in water search at midday for a missing competitor of the Jackman Classic Race. Patient was found safe on the shore after a half hour search. Mairangi beach lifeguards also took care of a 41 year old male suffering from a leg injury, patient required ambulance assistance.

Sunday 17th February stats
No. of people rescued5
No. of people assisted6
No. of major 1st aids0
No. of minor 1st aids15
No. of searches2
No. of PA's353
No. of Public Involved961
Peak headcount3368
Total hours worked1338.75

Weekend Stats 17 -18 February
No. of people rescued11
No. of people assisted12
No. of major 1st aids0
No. of minor 1st aids25
No. of searches5
No. of PA's558
No. of Public Involved1698
Peak headcount7603
Total hours worked2526


*Rescue: When lifeguards save someone from drowning.

**PA: Preventative Actions e.g. lifeguards giving people safety instructions e.g. advising to swim between the flags/advising to move away from a rip etc.

***Assists: Early intervention by lifeguards to prevent member of public from getting into major difficulty.

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