BOATIES are risking their lives when they go out on the water without logging on with a volunteer sea rescue group. Already this year, Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group has saved three people’s lives.
Rescue Group Facts
- Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group has a 24/7 radio service, with the Ocean Reef tower manned every day from 7am to 6pm and home-based operations in two shifts – from 6pm to 11pm then 11pm to 7am.
- With about 120 volunteer members, the group covers the coast from Alkimos to City Beach and about 50km out to sea, performing about 250 rescues a year.