Photograph 8114081
Increasing numbers 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 for a lifesaver to swim out, wearing a flat belt around his body, to which is attached, 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. Ian Pollack (front) playing out the line as another lifesaver swims towards a surfer in difficulties. Barry Gray is on the reel and the other linesmen are Graeme Quinn (partly obscured) and Bill Thompson. March 1960

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A12111, 1/1960/33/7
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