SUNDAY turned out to be an eventful day at Narooma surf beach and the Narooma Surf Life Saving Club.
Dropping in at the start of the patrol was the president of Surf Life Saving Australia Graham Ford, who regularly holidays in Narooma.
Graham is a life member of Bronte SLSC and has held many senior roles at club, branch and national level, including member of the National Board of Development and Director of the Southern Region SLSA (Westpac) Helicopter Rescue Service.
He checked out the Nippers program and had a chat with Narooma surfboat sweep Brendan Constable, who recently led his crew to first place in the Veterans division in the George Bass Surfboat Marathon.
He congratulated Brendan on the win and also the club for having such good numbers of Nippers enrolled this season with more than 125 youngsters involved.
Then despite the very calm conditions in the surf, patrol members just after 10am were called to action when a teenage girl from Melbourne had what appeared to be a seizure in the water.
The 18-year-old girl was pulled from the water and provided oxygen therapy by volunteer lifeguards assisted by a doctor from Orange who offered her help, before being taken to hospital by Ambulance paramedics.
Lifeguards checked on her status at the end of the long eight-hour patrol finding out from her mother that she had been released from hospital but that doctors were at a loss as to what brought on her medical condition.