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Surf Life Saving Northern Region - Summary Friday 27 Dec


Friday 27 December was another busy day across the Northern Region for lifeguards who performed 1335 preventative actions involving more than 4300 people, 380 of those being at Muriwai when a strong current developed on the tide change.

Sharks were again sighted in the water at Orewa, leading to the beach being closed for much of the late afternoon.

At Ocean Beach near Whangarei lifeguards responded to a 111 for two swimmers off the south end of the beach; the pair were assisted to shore by a surfer and checked by lifeguards.

Lifeguards at Omaha assisted two men who were having issues with their fishing kayak.

Orewa lifeguards also assisted 16 people with minor first aids for cuts from shells.


No. of people rescued0
No. of people assisted6
No. of major 1st aids2
No. of minor 1st aids35
No. of searches3
No. of PA's1335
No. of Public Involved4293
Peak headcount6579
Total hours worked700
No. MDT Jobs5

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