Lifesavers on hand to help keep beaches safe

GLADSTONE Regional Council has again backed lifesaver patrol hours over summer to help keep residents and visitors safe.

Mayor Gail Sellers said the council urged residents to take care at the region's beaches and to follow the direction of surf life savers in patrolled areas.

Earlier this year, council budgeted to financially assist Surf Life Saving Queensland to enable them to provide beach patrols during holiday periods at Agnes Water and Tannum Sands.

Cr Sellers said as one of the busiest times of year on the beach, it was timely to be safety conscious.

She said Tannum Sands beach users were particularly reminded of the dangers near Wild Cattle Creek.

"Life savers continually stress the dangers in relation to this area and emphasise not to swim during the outgoing tide, particularly when the tides are large," she said.

Cr Sellers said while lifesavers would fulfil an important role on our regional beaches, the emphasis on safety remained with beach users.

Regional beach summer school holiday lifesaving patrols times are:

AGNES WATER BEACH

  • 9am - 5pm daily until December 14
  • 8am - 6pm daily from December 15 to January 9
  • 9am - 5pm daily from 10 January to February 1

TANNUM SANDS BEACH (from December 6)

  • 9am - 5pm daily until December 14
  • 8am - 6pm daily from December 15 to January 9
  • 9am - 5pm daily from 10 January to February 1


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