Forrest Beach NBB Carnival

15th & 16th of October –

Branch Carnival Forrest Beach –

All welcome to Nominate & Attend

New Years Message from President of Surf Life Saving Queensland

Fellow Lifesavers,

 My warmest congratulations on a very successful peak beach patrol period so far. Volunteers and ALS Lifeguards have once again performed magnificently to protect our bathing public during the December-January holiday period.

 In 2012-13 and 2013-14 we had an amazing nil beach drowning record; with over half the period gone, we have to report one Fraser Island death (probably due to a medical complication) with some very close calls:

 On 2 January two of our roving ALS Lifeguards performed life-saving CPR at Double Island Point;

 On 6 January a Burleigh Heads-Mowbray Park member working as a Lifeguard on the Gold Coast performed a rescue and resuscitation of a Chinese student, again saving his life;

 Earlier in the period, Sunshine Coast lifesavers responded swiftly to an emergency beacon at Alexandra Bay, Noosa National Park, and saved an Irish tourist from certain drowning; he was in a critical condition for a while but recovered in medical care.

 We have had many other near-misses, shark sightings, difficult surf conditions, but always our Volunteer Lifesavers and ALS Lifeguards perform admirably for the public good.

 Well done to everyone, and all the best for the completion of yet another successful holiday season.


Ralph Devlin QC

President, SLSQ