Ute to help surf lifesavers

08/Mar/2013

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SHSLC’s Garry Williams, Carolyn Wilson and Rockingham Holden’s Andrew McGregor. SHSLC’s Garry Williams, Carolyn Wilson and Rockingham Holden’s Andrew McGregor.

SECRET Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club will be able to better patrol its 11km coast thanks to a new patrol ute donated by Rockingham Holden.

Club captain Garry Williams said the Holden utility would help the club transport its inflatable rescue boat, jet ski and patrol shelter to and from the beach and cover the beach from Long Point to Singleton.

Mr Williams said it would also help the club respond to incidents outside its normal patrols areas, such as Waikiki and Penguin Island.

“On the first day of volunteer patrols with the new ute in service it was used to transport a suspected spinal injury casualty after they were dumped awkwardly in the surf,” she said.

“The need to transport the casualty flat and strapped to a spinal board is paramount to the casualty’s care, made easier with the new ute.”

Rockingham Holden has supported the club for seven years.

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