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  • Fisherman saved by wearing a lifejacket and Logging On
  • June 14, 2018

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant today thanked volunteers from Marine Rescue NSW’s Ulladulla Unit for helping to save the life of a fisherman in April.

Mr Grant said that Martin owes his life to three things: wearing a lifejacket, letting MRNSW know where he was going and when he was due to return, and the efficient work of our volunteers who instigated the search.

“By letting the MRNSW know his plans, when things didn’t go to script, our amazing volunteers knew something was wrong and knew where to start looking,” Mr Grant said.

“It doesn’t take long to Log On and Log Off when you head out on our waterways and as we can see today it really can make the difference between life and death.

“We have nearly 100,000 volunteers in our emergency services, and I thank each and every one for their vital contributions and service to their communities across the state.”

“One of the highlights of my role is to acknowledge, and thank, volunteers for their outstanding contributions,” Mr Grant said. “I’m especially proud of the MRNSW Ulladulla Unit for their actions. Thank you all for your service, as we know, it really does save lives.”

“Today I was able to shake the hands of Mr David Hall, Mr Keven Marhsall and Ms Gabrielle Boermans and personally extend my thanks for the vital role they played in saving Mr Field’s life.

“Our volunteers forgo time with their family and friends to help others, it’s an incredible act of service made more remarkable when someone’s life is in the balance and the final outcome is a positive one.”

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