56 days ago

Northern lifeguards to start weekday patrols early after drownings

Melanie Earley Reporter from Western Leader

Kia ora neighbours, Auckland and Port Waikato lifeguards will start patrolling beaches on weekdays early this year after a recent surge in drownings and rescues.

Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR) said weekday patrols would begin on a number of key beaches on November 29. Previously, they were to begin in mid-December.

Three people have died and 62 others have been rescued in just over a week, SLSNR said, and the region’s volunteer lifeguard service was exhausted.

The patrols will be at Bethells, Muriwai, Piha, Karekare and Karioitahi – along with Port Waikato’s Sunset Beach and Raglan.

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