Tricky tides keep rescuers busy

Monday, 7 January 2013

Article: NZ Herald by Vaimoana Tapaleao, Jamie Morton

New Zealand's most treacherous beach, Hot Water Beach, is already on its way to racking up another high rescue count in 2013, with lifeguards and locals pulling 25 swimmers out of the surf in the first week of the year.

The spate of rescues since New Year's Day has led to fresh calls for more funding for the Trust Waikato Hot Water Beach Lifeguard Service which, at 107 rescues, had the highest number of any patrolled beach in the country last season.

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Article in the NZ Herald - 7 January 2013