City of Wanneroo approves third memorial plaque for surfer

The memorial plaque of Jenon George Biwot.
City of Wanneroo approves third memorial plaque for surfer
The memorial plaque of Jenon George Biwot.

WANNEROO City Council has approved installation of a third memorial plaque at a Mindarie beach dedicated to a surfer.

At its November 10 meeting, the council approved a confidential request for a plaque at Claytons Beach, pending consultation with families who have existing memorials in place.

It decided the memorial would be reviewed after five years and the plaque would be provided by the applicant, but installed by the City, and match the style of existing plaques.

Councillors unanimously agreed installation costs would be met by the City’s existing 2015-16 operating budget.

The City installed memorial plaques for UK tourist Omri Peter Swan and Clarkson teenager Jenon Biwot (13) at Claytons last year.

The pair died two months apart after being caught in rips at the beach, prompting a review of coastal safety in the City.

The Weekender understands the third plaque will honour a young man who loved to surf at Claytons.

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