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Wednesday, 8 February 2012
Page: 268


Mr LYONS (Bass) (13:56): I rise to thank those thousands of surf lifesavers who have so tirelessly and selflessly patrolled the beaches around Australia this summer. The hard work and dedication of those lifesavers around the country have kept safe the millions of people who visit our beaches. I would like to make special mention of the two clubs in my electorate of Bass, and they are Bridport and Launceston.

I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate one member of the Bridport Surf Lifesaving Club, a club that is only two years old. This member successfully performed CPR in December. Over the summer, the Bridport Surf Lifesaving Club also recovered a beachgoer from an isolated beach and transported that person by inflatable rescue boat to an ambulance. On the same day they treated a broken wrist when another beachgoer fell off rocks. To add to the excitement, the following weekend the beach was cleared due to a shark alarm. This is an example of the hard work our volunteer surf lifesavers put in to help keep our beaches safe. With the warm summer weather continuing, please remember to swim between the flags.