New jet-skis to patrol the coastline

Published: 17 Dec 2018

Swimmers will be safer this summer thanks to a new fleet of Surf Life Saving NSW (SLS NSW) jet-skis patrolling NSW beaches.

The SLS NSW fleet will be boosted by the addition of 11 new jet-skis, bringing the total to 49 across the state. Jet-ski trials began back in 2002 and have been vital to thousands of rescues over the years.

The jet-skis will play a pivotal role in supporting SLS NSW to prevent further drownings. Swimmers are also reminded to learn how to spot and avoid rip currents, not to overestimate their abilities in the surf and swim between the red and yellow flags.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the 11 new jet-skis, all equipped with rescue sleds, will be deployed across NSW beaches this summer thanks to $220,000 in NSW Government funding.

“Surf Life Saving NSW and our emergency services are working hard to prevent drownings this summer and these new jet-skis will play a key role in preventing more tragedies,” Ms Berejiklian said.

Find out more about Surf Life Saving NSW.

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