New look lifeguards start patrol

Lifeguard Larry will be popping up with his message all over town

Lifeguard Larry will be popping up with his message all over town

This year’s summer season will see Kiama Council’s thirty professional ocean lifeguards adopt new sky blue uniforms identical to those seen on Bondi Rescue.

“We are the latest coastal council to adopt the sky blue uniform,” said Council’s Supervising Lifeguard Andy Mole.“Beachgoers won’t see the navy, white and blue uniform any more. They’ll need to look out for the sky blue shirts and navy shorts on the beach.”

The change is accompanied by improved surf safety material to increase awareness of danger, particularly amongst children and visitors unfamiliar with local surf conditions.

This patrol season brings with it a new emergency radio, to be set up in high risk areas when they are unpatrolled so that lifeguards working on nearby beaches can respond quickly. The two high risk areas are Kendalls and South Bombo, where there are large shore breaks and rips respectively.

The radio, housed in a protective case, is currently at Kendalls and will be there (during patrol hours) until 19 December. It will then be moved to South Bombo until 26 January.

 

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