Support for rescuers

Josh Gammon-Carson aboard a jet ski.
Josh Gammon-Carson aboard a jet ski.

On top of its search and rescue role, the organisation also provides support for aquatic-based sports around the Swan River, Fremantle, Rottnest Island and regional WA.

The group�s job this summer has been made a little easier after Community TAB donated $40,000 to go with the two rescue-modified Yamaha jet skis donated last year.

Fremantle Sea Rescue president Cameron Macmillan welcomed the support.

�In an average year our 100-plus volunteers respond to over 700 calls for assistance,� he said. �The Community TAB Services Unit will help us provide a new level of service into the future.�

TAB chairman Jeff Ovens said they hoped the funding would help the important volunteer service.

�The Fremantle Sea Rescue crews are being more frequently called to assist people in danger in the water such as kite-surfers paddlers, swimmers and divers,� he said.