Marine Rescue Narooma raffle just in time

THE raffle for a new Quintrex tinny by Marine Rescue Narooma has come just time to help build a new pontoon and mooring at Mill Bay.

WINNING TICKET: Member for Bega Andrew Constance draws out the winning ticket in the Marine Rescue raffle of a Quintrex tinny on Saturday.

WINNING TICKET: Member for Bega Andrew Constance draws out the winning ticket in the Marine Rescue raffle of a Quintrex tinny on Saturday.

WINNER CALL: Marine Rescue Narooma commander John Young calls the winner of the tinny.

WINNER CALL: Marine Rescue Narooma commander John Young calls the winner of the tinny.

NAROOMA 30: Narooma 30 is about to be replaced with a new larger 10-metre RHIB rescue boat.

NAROOMA 30: Narooma 30 is about to be replaced with a new larger 10-metre RHIB rescue boat.

NAROOMA 30: Narooma 30 is about to be replaced with a new larger 10-metre RHIB rescue boat.

NAROOMA 30: Narooma 30 is about to be replaced with a new larger 10-metre RHIB rescue boat.

JETSKI DRIVER: One of the qualified Jet-ski drivers for Marine Rescue Narooma is Ben Woolnough pictured showing the personal water craft to Monty O’Brien.

JETSKI DRIVER: One of the qualified Jet-ski drivers for Marine Rescue Narooma is Ben Woolnough pictured showing the personal water craft to Monty O’Brien.

JETSKI KIDS: Daniel Betts and Joseph and Dominica Naumoski try out the Jetski.

JETSKI KIDS: Daniel Betts and Joseph and Dominica Naumoski try out the Jetski.

There is a real sense of urgency as the unit’s new 10m rescue boat arrives next month.

Each of the Marine Rescue units up and down the NSW coast again this year received a boat package from state headquarters to raffle off.

The raffle of the fishing boat package took place at Apex Park, Narooma on Saturday afternoon with Member for Bega Andrew Constance drawing out the winning tickets out of the big barrel.

The winner of the tinny was Brendon Crawford of Milperra while the second place prize of a $500 Visa card went to Richard Reid.

The third prize of a night for two at the Whale Motor Inn and a $100 dinner voucher went to a Ken Evans from Rye, Victoria.

The Narooma unit worked hard over recent months to sell 9200 tickets raising around $15,000 toward the new pontoon and mooring.

Constance congratulated the Narooma unit for a job well done.

“If we didn’t have the Marine Rescue then the taxpayers would be paying for Water Police to be patrolling up and down the coast – it’s a testament to the volunteers.”