Chop­pers re­turn

South Western Times - - News -

RES­CUE he­li­copters re­turned to the skies last week in an ef­fort to safe­guard beach­go­ers for the 201718 sea­son.

The South West divi­sion of Surf Life Sav­ing Western Aus­tralia will spend week­ends fly­ing over some of the re­gion’s most pop­u­lar beaches, switch­ing to daily ser­vices for the September school hol­i­days.

Life­sav­ing ser­vices man­ager Peter Scott said the he­li­copters were an im­por­tant sur­veil­lance tool as they spot po­ten­tial dan­ger from marine life and con­di­tions such as rips.

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