Call for holiday park to employ lifeguards
A local surf school owner has called on a waterfront holiday park to employ its own lifeguards following parliamentary recognition of two women who rescued a Sydney family from a rip at Umina Beach.
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch recognised "local surfing mums" Ms Zoe Hauptmann and Ms Chrystal Lynch in a statement to State Parliament.
"The humanity you displayed is so heart warming and deserving of recognition," she said.
Sal's Surf School proprietor Ms Sally Oman said: "Visitors at the caravan park were lucky that every year the local surfers like Zoe and Chrystal save many of their lives every season.
"As do our overworked surf lifesavers who are a long way away from this end of the beach.
"The NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort really need to step up and employ their own lifeguards to help out with this dangerous end of the beach.
"The traffic there is mostly clients from their holiday accommodation so it is time they take action and responsibility and save future lives of their visitors," she said.
Social media, 10 Jun 2021
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford