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Rescue revamp: First aid facility on the way for Bondi Beach

By ALLISON HORE Bondi is set to get a major safety upgrade with plans for a purpose-built first aid facility on the world-famous beach underway. Now, when a beach goer needs first aid they have to go to the lifeguard tower to receive it. But, when plans are approved, the space under the promenade to […]

Drone rangers save lives

BY JADE MORELLINI The Northern Beaches Council have implemented a new initiative to make their beaches safer, using two Westpac Little Ripper drones to aid lifesavers with saving struggling swimmers. In a partnership between the Northern Beaches Council, The Australian Lifeguard Service and Westpac Little Ripper, these drones will have the ability to drop floatable […]

Drownings prompt new focus on beach safety

Last year was especially dangerous on the state’s beaches, according to Surf Life Saving Australia’s annual National Coastal Safety Report. The report shows NSW reached a coastal drowning toll of 48 causalities, ten more than the nine-year average. Coastal regions constitute NSW beaches and coastal waterways. According to the report, most drownings occured during activities […]