WHILE most people relaxed over the spring school holiday period, Stirling beach inspectors and lifeguards were kept busy with a number of rescues and first-aid procedures.
Stirling Beach Services coordinator John Snook said warm weather, a consistent swell and unstable sand banks were all contributors for record numbers.
“Beach inspectors and beach lifeguards were placed under immense pressure over this period and all performed admirably with no lives lost, though in a couple of cases it was a near thing,” he said.
“These officers should be commended on their efforts, which only go to reinforce the high standards of professionalism that Beach Services staff place upon themselves and the fact that visitors to City of Stirling beaches can rest assured that they are being watched over by the best beach inspectors and beach lifeguards.”
Stirling beach inspectors and lifeguards are professional full-time lifeguards who are on patrol seven days a week, 365 days a year.