Coast guards make a splash
VOLUNTEERS with the Iluka/Yamba Coast Guard take their roles pretty seriously with training starting at the local pool and in some cases ending up at Brisbane’s QE2 Stadium.
Flotilla training officer Mike Crossley continuously upgrades member certification and recent courses on survival at sea, marine radio and firefighting, have been well attended.
Deputy commander Bruce Bodsworth recently won the national gold medal of the Masters’ Decathlon.
The decathlon consists of ten events over 24hrs – 100 metre sprint, long jump, shot put, 400 metre, 100 metre hurdles, javelin, pole vault, high jump, discus and 1500 metres.