It has been a week to remember for junior lifesavers Brianna Clarkson (Brunswick), and Reed van Huisstede (Cooks Hill). The duo has been crowned the 2014/15 Female and Male Junior Lifesaver of The Year after impressing at a camp at Narrabeen on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Each season, the eleven branches select a male and female finalist from the U14 Age Group to become a contender for the prestigious NSW Junior Lifesaver of The Year award.
Four teenagers have been charged and will face court after a school was broken into and student artwork damaged in Byron Bay last month.
Between 6pm on Saturday 23 August 2014 and 10am on Sunday 24 August 2014, a high school on Broken Head Road, Byron Bay, was broken into.
At 9.30am today (Saturday 13 September), a rescue helicopter located the man’s aluminium fishing boat around 15 nautical miles east of Evans Head.
A crewman was winched on board but the seven metre long vessel was empty.
The 45-year-old man was reported missing today (Saturday 13 September) after failing to return from a trip alone to check his fish traps yesterday morning (Friday 12 September).
Two fixed-wing aircraft and a number of helicopters are currently searching the area. They are being supported by vessels from the NSW Police Force Marine Area Command, Marine Rescue NSW and Volunteer Marine Rescue and three merchant ships.