On behalf of Life Saving Victoria, I would like to pass on to our members the tragic news of the drowning of two of our highly-experienced and respected volunteer members today. They were long-standing members of the Port Campbell SLSC, who sadly died in the line of service while performing a rescue with another member, who is currently recovering in hospital.
This is a tragic outcome and our hearts go out to all involved – the friends and family of the deceased members and recovering member, as well as to the wider community of Port Campbell, the Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club and the wider lifesaving community, who we know will share our deep sadness by today’s incident.
We also extend our condolences to other emergency services affected, in particular the CFA and SES, and commend those who worked so hard from other emergency services agencies today in the rescue efforts.
LSV is providing support locally and extends the offer of support to the wider lifesaving community, who may feel deeply saddened and affected by this tragic incident.
Please do not hesitate to call LSV Comms if you feel you need support.
With sincerest regards,
Paul James, LSV President