Lifeguards ‘could patrol iconic waterways’


There may be cause to have lifeguards patrolling Australia’s most popular inland waterways after a “tremendously horrible” number of drownings so far this summer, the head of Surf Life Saving NSW says.

One person has drowned every five days since December 1 in NSW alone, SLSNSW chief executive Steven Pearce told Seven’s Sunrise on Sunday.

“It comes down to a local government decision but there may be cause to have lifeguards posted at some of those iconic inland waterways to prevent further drownings either this summer or in future years,” he said.

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