Lifesavers head for the bush

SURF lifesavers are spreading the word on water safety by heading inland to educate kids from the bush.

Elliott Heads Surf Life Saving Club member Summa O’Dwyer is visiting several central-west Queensland schools between Longreach and Rockhampton as part of the Telstra Beach to Bush program.

Program ambassador and former dual world ironman champion Zane Holmes applauded the commitment shown by volunteers.

“I’ve been in and around the surf all my life and the water conditions constantly change, so it’s important to know the warning signs,” Holmes said.

“The fact that lifesavers are heading into regional Australia to help spread the word on beach safety to kids who probably don’t experience the beach often, is testament to the dedication that these teams have in keeping as many people as safe as possible this season.”

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