Narooma surf life saving gets award, new crop bronzies

NAROOMA Surf Life Saving Club and its F-Patrol have been named the winner NSW Branch Rescue of the Month for the January period of the 2013/14 season.

SURF AWARD: F-Patrol members who recently received the a NSW Branch Winner of Rescue of the Month award were Stan Gorton, Kim Newbold, Rod Patmore and Glenn Bywater, who on the day was relieving for patrol captain Roger Adams.

SURF AWARD: F-Patrol members who recently received the a NSW Branch Winner of Rescue of the Month award were Stan Gorton, Kim Newbold, Rod Patmore and Glenn Bywater, who on the day was relieving for patrol captain Roger Adams.

NEW BRONZIES: Doing another component of their Bronze Medallion course on Saturday are Shane Braithwaite, instructor Ben Bate, David Field, Michael Manning, Dean Loudoun and instructor Wayne Mulavey.

NEW BRONZIES: Doing another component of their Bronze Medallion course on Saturday are Shane Braithwaite, instructor Ben Bate, David Field, Michael Manning, Dean Loudoun and instructor Wayne Mulavey.

The life savers from the rescue were on duty again on Saturday and posed for a photo. The club will receive a certificate and pair of binoculars.

The rescue took place on Sunday, January 12 when surf patrol volunteer lifeguards on duty on Narooma surf beach sprang into action when a teenage girl from Melbourne lost consciousness out in the breakers.

Saturday also saw the next crop of Narooma surf life savers doing their Bronze Medallion course on the beach under the instruction of Wayne Mulavey and Ben Bate.

Wayne explained an extra late season course had to be added because of the interest expressed by the new recruits, which includes former Narooma High School students Michael Manning and Shane Braithwaite.

Michael recently moved back to Narooma and is keen to be involved with his kids as they do Nippers while Shane is making the commute all the way from Canberra twice a week to complete the Bronze Medallion course, which will see the participants out conducting more rescue training and their doing their timed swim in upcoming weeks.