SURFERS will get the chance to learn how to save a life with a new rescue program coming to Trigg.
The Surfing WA program Rescue 365 aims to minimise risk and improve safety on the beach all year round by teaching board rescue, CPR and first aid to local surfers.
Surfing WA chief executive Mark Lane said the course reiterated their commitment to water safety.
“This course is designed around the a fact that surfers are in the water 365 days a year all up and down the coast and those surfers could potentially save the life of another surfer or even a swimmer,” he said.
The program is supported by the Department of Sport and Recreation and via local government partners, with the first course set to run this weekend at Trigg Beach with the support of the City of Stirling.
City of Stirling beach services co-ordinator John Snook said he was proud to be involved with program.
“This has the potential to save lives along the coastline, not just within the City of Stirling’s boundaries but along the whole of the WA coastline,” he said.
“It’s a sensational opportunity; it can only be good for the local community and for the state as a whole.”
Surfers Rescue 365 supported by the City of Stirling
Sunday the 18th of June, 9am – 12pm
More information or course registration: http://www.surfersrescue365.asn.au/course-details