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Increasing numbars of newcomers to Australia are joining the famous Surf Lifesaving movement. Main essentials are to be a strong swimmer, be in peak physical condition and much training in rescue and resuscitation drill. Since the Surf Lifesavers movement started at Bondi Beach, Sydney, 54 years ago, life-savers have made more than 100 000 surf rescues. Standard method of rescue is is for a lifesaver to swim out, wearing a flat belt around his body to which is attatched a long line. When he reaches the person in difficulties he signals the beach and the two of them are pulled back to the beach. Brian Lynch of North Kirra Club

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A12111, 1/1960/33/4
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