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Chelsea • Mordialloc • Mentone

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Australia Day weekend water rescue, patrols CARRUM’S volunteer surf lifesavers were kept busy over the hot long weekend with record numbers of beachgoers, lots of preventative actions, several first-aid cases and a rescue. Over the three days, the lifesavers kept watch over 9400 visitors at Carrum beach during patrol hours – nearly half on Sunday (28 January). With temperatures over 40-degrees Celsius that day, the volunteers extended their patrols from 10.30am8.45pm. Normally they would patrol noon-5pm. The extra vigilance was warranted. In mid-afternoon, on the Sunday a four-year-old Cranbourne girl was rescued by a lifesaver on a rescue board 200 metres from shore. The man she was with was so fatigued he was unable to get them both back to the beach. Even before patrols had begun on Australia Day, lifesavers were called to assist a man who had dislocated and fractured his toe. Their four first-aid cases included a woman who had crushed her fingers in the electric sunroof of a car and a girl who grazed her leg falling down the rocks at Patterson River. Carrum lifesavers are keen to keep people from getting into danger, and they’re proud of the 90 preventative actions they completed over the weekend. “Every preventative action is a potential rescue averted, and

every rescue is a potential drowning averted,” Carrum SLSC patrol captain Charlie Barton said. Their hard work was rewarded with some beachgoers going out of their way just to say “thank you” to the volunteers. The key messages the lifesavers have for beach visitors are: It’s never safe to swim in or near Patterson River, and “We can’t save you if we can’t see you” – so swim between the flags.

To find out patrolled locations download the beachsafe app or visit beachsafe.org.au Multilingual resources can also be found at beachsafe.org.au/surf-safety/ multilingual which has guides on how to enjoy the beach safely. The Vic Emergency App has waterway warnings at emergency.vic.gov.au and up-to-date conditions and warnings can be found at the Bureau of Meteorology app or bom.gov.au

Kingston Community Annual Grants 2018-2019 Come along to our Annual Grants information session Find out everything you need to know about how to apply for Kingston’s Annual Grants! Applications are welcome from not-for-profit community organisations and cover a wide range of interest areas including the arts, environment, health and wellbeing, history and sport. Come along to one of our information sessions: • Tuesday 13 February, 1.30pm – 3pm, Mordialloc Neighbourhood House 457 Main Street, Mordialloc • Wednesday 14 February, 6.30pm – 8pm Patterson Lakes Community Centre 54-70 Thompsons Road, Patterson Lakes

• Thursday 15 February, 6pm – 7.30pm Moorabbin Room City of Kingston Offices 1230 Nepean Highway, Cheltenham • Wednesday 21 February, 11.30am – 1pm Westall Hub 35 Fairbank Road, Clayton South

To book a place contact community@kingston.vic.gov.au or phone 9581 4676. Please advise if you require a translator. To download the program guidelines or complete an application go to kingston.vic.gov.au/grants

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