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Randwick Lifeguards Receive Bravery Awards

By Zoe Edema on October 31, 2012 in News


Long-serving Randwick City Council lifeguards Paul Moffatt and Peter Halcro recently received National Bravery Awards for the rescue of a man and recovery of two bodies from a storm water drain in Lurline Bay back in 2008. The awards were presented at Government House by the Governor General, Quentin Bryce. Back in 2011, the two lifeguards were also awarded with a Bronze Medal from the Royal Humane Society for their leading roles in the rescue.

“It is a great honour to receive this award, not only for pokies online australia myself but for the hundreds of other lifeguards who make rescues throughout the year and aren’t recognised,” Moffatt said.

The brave actions of the lifeguards in question showcase the exceptional courage evident in all Australian lifeguards and lifesavers.

When asked to give insight into why Australian lifeguards are considered the best worldwide, Moffatt was quick to herald a popular coastal pastime.

“Australian lifeguards, including myself and many of my colleagues, have a background in surfing, from surfing competitions to nippers – we can read the waves and act accordingly,” he said.

Moffatt, Halcro and the rest of the Randwick City Council lifeguards are now back patrolling the beaches from Clovelly to Maroubra, as are their Waverley Council compatriots who look after the beaches between Bondi and Bronte. We look forward to a safe, sunny and happy summer.