Sunshine Coast lifesavers make multiple beach rescues

January 18, 2018 by  

Multiple lifesavers at Mooloolaba beach recently faced the task of rescuing 13 people from the waters when they were caught in rough sea conditions.

The victims became caught in a gutter after they reportedly swam outside the warning flag zones. Fortunately, there were no injuries resulting from the incident.

In a separate incident, four teenagers were saved from the rough waters at North Stradbroke Island by Queensland surf lifesavers. Main Beach, which was where the incident occurred, was closed to protect swimmers from similar mishaps.

During the same day, it was reported that over 158,000 people in Queensland visited a beach. According to a Queensland SLS spokesperson, the windy conditions have resulted in a much smaller crowd at beaches compared to a usual, non-windy hot day. However, a total of 47 rescues were required all over Queensland on the day.

Australian beaches are known to be some of the most beautiful in the world, but they can also be notoriously dangerous due to the high occurrence of strong gutters, rips, and even killer sharks. People are urged not to ignore the warning signs placed at high-risk beaches. Beach safety poster printing and display are often carried out to remind the public of the potential dangers of beaches, and to send everyone a simple message: swim between the coloured flags.