Venus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club (SLSC) have received a timely boost to their patrol capabilities thanks to the subsidisation of an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) as part of the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP), and through the generosity of Marriotts in Leongatha who have sponsored the vehicle. The ATV will significantly assist volunteer lifesavers and professional lifeguards in patrolling at Venus Bay, from providing more flexibility on the beach for moving equipment, to providing faster response time to incidents. Last season, Venus Bay’s lifesavers spent more than 2,000 hours on patrol performing 792 preventative actions and, most importantly saving 15 lives in the process. Venus Bay SLSC is a volunteer organisation and grants and donations play a significant role in funding vital resources to ensure lifesavers have the right equipment and support whilst on patrol.
Life Member Simon Gee with the new ATV and Venus Bay SLSC’s other patrol vehicle.