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Coastguard Family Day

7 November 2018

Coastguard wants to keep the whole family safe on the water this summer.

No one wants to take risks with their family whether it’s on the road or on the water. Here are a few simple
things you can do to keep your family safe:

• Make sure the whole family, especially children, are wearing a life jacket whenever you are on the water.

• Let someone know your plans by making a trip report, it’s so easy using the Coastguard Boaties Best
Mate App – if you are overdue your nominated person will be told.

• Occasionally things do go wrong; if it’s life threatening call 111, the Police will have help mobilised within minutes, however when you just need a little help out on the water become a Coastguard Member and you can rely on us to come to your assistance.

A Coastguard Membership “the Boatie’s Best Mate” is a great present (don’t forget to nominate Wanaka Lakes as your unit when you join). For more information and to register online go to ttps://www.coastguard.nz/membership/join-online/ or ring 0800 BOATIE (262 843).

Coastguard Family Day is on Sunday 9th December, 9.00am-12.00pm at Wanaka Marina. Come on down and check out the Coastguard boat, go for a ride on a Rescue Vessel, and see what else we do.