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New Piha Rescue Boat Launches on Saturday

0 Comments 20 January 2015

Piha SLSC to launch new rescue boat donated by Western District Freemasons

Piha Surf Life Saving Club (PSLSC) welcomes its latest IRB fleet addition with the launch of a new vessel gifted by the Western District Freemasons.

Piha SLSC logged over 165 major incidents with 57 people rescued along with over 12,000 preventative incidents in last summer’s season according to Piha Patrol statistics. IRB’s are essential to carry out this work and the donation of the latest vessel will greatly enhance the ability for the Club to save lives.

The Patrol Stats make interesting reading at Piha for last summer where over 75% of the incidents involve people from the greater Auckland region and nearly 20% are tourists from overseas.

Although Piha SLSC has been made famous worldwide with the reality TV series “Piha Rescue”, the club relies on donations from organisations and individuals so it can continue to save lives at this wild beach.

“Our IRB fleet is heavily used and needs refreshing often. We can’t save lives with unreliable old equipment so this donation of a new IRB from the Freemasons is gratefully received”, says Peter Brown, President of the Piha SLSC, “this new IRB will save many lives over its expected 5 year lifetime and it’s a great new association we have with the Freemasons of Auckland”.

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