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SLSNR weekend stats 23 - 24 March 2019

Here are the statistics and summaries for Surf Life Saving Northern Region for the weekend. A total of six rescues took place on Sunday. More details below.

Saturday 23 March summary

On Saturday one minor first aid took place at Muriwai which was self-managed by the lifesaving club. A minor search was conducted at United North Piha and Kariaotahi for a daughter who lost her father. As the incident was concluded quickly Surfcomm was not contacted for police referral.

Saturday 23 March stats

No. of people rescued0
No. of people assisted1
No. of major 1st aids0
No. of minor 1st aids4
No. of searches2
No. of PA's195
No. of Public Involved1191
Peak headcount3966
Total hours worked937.75

Sunday 24 March summary

Muriwai beach had the peak headcount of 990 people on the beach. A total of six rescues took place across Orewa, Muriwai, Bethells and Sunset Beach. The rescue at Orewa involved two dog owners and their two pets. All four patients left in a stable condition. 11 assists were carried out at Muriwai and Bethells. Ruakaka and Pakiri also assisted beachgoers from the water. Ruakaka had a busy day tasked by police to help in a search for two missing children that was called off the children were turned up safe and sound. Orewa was also tasked by police to rescue a man in Stanmore Bay who had come out of his kayak but managed to self-rescue in the few mintues after Orewa was tasked.

Sunday 24 March stats

No. of people rescued6
No. of people assisted14
No. of major 1st aids1
No. of minor 1st aids6
No. of searches2
No. of PA's246
No. of Public Involved597
Peak headcount4514
Total hours worked965.1

Total weekend stats 23 -24 March

No. of people rescued6
No. of people assisted15
No. of major 1st aids1
No. of minor 1st aids10
No. of searches4
No. of PA's441
No. of Public Involved1788
Peak headcount8480
Total hours worked1902.85

*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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