Busy Day on Northern Region Beaches
January 13, 2008
Busy Day on Northern
Today (January 13, 2008) was the busiest
day so far this summer for volunteer lifeguards on the 21
patrolled Northern Region beaches from Raglan to the Far
Thirty-six rescues were made and 34 first aid
measures were undertaken.
Stunning weather meant large
crowds on the beaches with more than 2000 people reported at
Waipu Cove, United North Piha and Orewa, and over 3000
people at Muriwai.
Surf lifeguards responded to five major
incidents including a sudden cardiac arrest on a boat at
Manu Bay Raglan, a dislocated shoulder at United North Piha,
another dislocated shoulder at Piha, an unwell male with a
history of cardiac problems at Browns Bay and a crashed
paraglider with suspected spinal injuries at Mangawhai
Surf Life Saving Northern Region Lifesaving
Manager, Dean Storey, says days like today make volunteer
lifeguards worth their weight in gold.
"I would like to
extend a huge thanks to every volunteer lifeguard that gives
up their time to ensure beachgoers are kept safe.
like today demonstrate how important dedicated and committed
volunteer surf lifesavers are to the community."
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