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Seaside Lions Support Local Event


Hayden Mansell and Peter Hill and Council’s Kintore Ward Councillors Peter Dunnicliff and Kevin McGrath.

by S Lowe 5THE FM’s newsonline wattlerangenow
The Beachport/Rivoli Bay Lions Club have accepted a donation in appreciation of their assistance and continuing support in the running of the Beachport Triathlon event in the seaside town. The cheque for $1,500, portion of the proceeds from the event, was presented to Lions representatives Hayden Mansell and Peter Hill by Council’s Kintore Ward Councillors Peter Dunnicliff and Kevin McGrath.
“The Lions have provided volunteer assistance to the event since its establishment” said Council‘s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Peter Harriott. “Council have taken on the role of coordinating the event this year and we have found the support of the local Lions invaluable”
“The Lions Club of Beachport do a fantastic job in helping the organisers with key roles at the Beachport Triathlon. Whether it’s marshalling, course set up or just making sure the town is
looking at its best the Lions Club have it covered” he continued.
Planning is already underway for next year’s event which will be held on Sunday, 6th March 2016 and Council are looking forward to continued support from volunteers, sponsors and the wider
Beachport community.

Property stolen from beached yacht


Police are investigating after propertyworth thousands of dollars was stolen from a yacht which washed ashore after an incident in the state’s south-east earlier this month.

Early on 10 May SA Police, the SA Ambulance Service, the State Emergency Service and the Country Fire Service responded to a marine rescue incident at a beach about 16km north of Beachport.

During the incident a 40ft yacht struck a reef and four people who were on board were rescued from the beach after deploying a life raft.

The yacht later washed ashore and lay on the beach until it was recovered on 18 May.

During this time property – including laptop computers, navigational and cooking equipment, large sailing type winches, a 4hp Yamaha outboard motor, a Honda 1000w generator, mobile phones, admiral anchor, steering wheel and waterproof clothing – was stolen from the vessel.

Police wish to advise that there are no salvage rights, nor public entitlement to remove property from vessels under such circumstances. All property on such vessels remains the property of the owner.

Anyone with information about the stolen items, or who may have taken the gear from the vessel, is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au/


Four men survive five metre seas


by S Lowe 5THE FM’s news on line wattlerangenow

Four men have been rescued after the boat they were in ran aground in waters near Beachport/ Nora Crena in the State’s south-east Sunday morning. At about 1.35am, police were notified that an emergency beacon was activated about one kilometre off shore, from a yacht that was sailing from Adelaide to Portland. After running aground the yacht began taking on water and the men deployed the raft.

Emergency services were called to the scene, and located the four occupants after they had used the boat’s life raft to get to the shore. SES, CFS, Ambulance and Police were in attendance.

Yacht run ashore at Beachport

Four men, all experienced sailors, aged in their 50s and 60s, were taken to Mount Gambier Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Their experience played a big part in their survival emergency workers said. They rolled in the raft many times before reaching land and it was their experience that may have prevented panic contributing to their survival. One of the men is a past Sydney to Hobart sailor and his experience paid off, said emergency personnel. The men were sailing from Port Adelaide to Sydney to deliver the craft which also washed ashore.

Police said they would like to remind the public that this is a prime example of the necessity to always carry emergency equipment if you are travelling on the water, including emergency beacons, flares and life jackets