The dedicated volunteers of the Esperance Goldfields Surf Lifesaving Club have been kept busy with the huge influx of visitors to Twilight Beach over the summer holidays.
Lifesaving director Kyle Hodgkinson said patrol members carried out an average of three rescues each Sunday, mainly due to people getting stuck in rips or undertow.
Mr Hodgkinson urged beachgoers to always swim between the flags and be wary of undertows and rips and put a marker down such as a towel to make sure they don’t drift too far along the beach.
The busiest day was Sunday, December 30, with about 200 people crowded onto the beach, another 100 in the water and a lot of people on the rock.
The club has five different patrol groups, comprising up to 60 volunteer members aged 15 to 62.They comprise up to 12 members who take it in turns carrying out varying tasks including manning the watchtower, being on standby on the beach, mobile and boat patrols, rotating through the different roles every hour.
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