Surf Life Saving Queensland’s volunteer patrol season draws to a close on Monday.
Surf Life Saving Queensland’s volunteer patrol season draws to a close on Monday.

Surf lifesaving’s volunteer season closes

SURF Life Saving Queensland’s patrol season will draw to a close on Monday with the red and yellow army performing more than 700 rescues.

Volunteer lifesavers performed 71,723 preventive actions, 2395 first aid and put in more than 320,000 hours of beach patrols.

Surf lifesavers will patrol beaches one last time this weekend.

SLSQ Sunshine Coast lifesaving services coordinator Caige Price said it had been a challenging end to the season for the state’s volunteers who had performed a remarkable job.

“We could not be prouder of our surf lifesaving volunteers,” Mr Price said.

“Their efforts over the past eight months have to be commended, especially in light of some difficult circumstances.

“Our members have continued to man their post throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and remained committed to our vision of zero preventable drowning deaths in Queensland public waters.

“The work of our lifesavers has been nothing short of remarkable, especially when you consider the number of lives saved this season.”


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