Clair Surf Club lifeguards training for the opening of the
season today at St Clair Beach. Lifeguards will patrol St
Clair, St Kilda, Brighton and Kaka Point beaches from today
and Warrington Beach from November 23.
Patrols will be at Brighton, St Clair and St Kilda until
March 16 next year and at Warrington and Kaka Point until
March 2. Volunteer lifeguards will patrol on Saturdays and
Sundays during the season between noon and 5pm. On Sundays,
lifeguards at Kaka Point will patrol between 11am and 4pm.
Paid regional lifeguards will be at the five beaches on
weekdays during the school holidays from December 18 until
January 28, between 11am and 7pm. Last season, 266 trained
volunteer lifeguards spent over 7056 hours on the five
beaches in Dunedin and South Otago and 17 people were rescued
from life-threatening situations.