Pilbara Community spirit shines in Hearson Cove rescue of paddle boarders
Dampier and Karratha’s community spirit came to the fore at Hearson Cove with locals helping police and marine rescue help two paddle boarders.
On September 25, Dampier Marine Rescue and Karratha Police attended Hearson Cove to rescue two paddle boarders who were taken out with the tide.
During the rescue, a local volunteer firefighter paddled out to assist and members from Karratha Junior Rugby League helped push the rescue boat back to shore because of the low tide.
In a Facebook post, Karratha Police thanked the community for their help.
“Dampier and Karratha community spirit was out in force at Hearson Cove this afternoon with locals assisting DFES Marine Rescue Dampier and Karratha Police to successfully rescue two people who were in need of assistance,” it stated.
“Special mention to a local volunteer fire fighter who paddled out to assist, the boys from Karratha Junior Rugby League, who helped push the rescue boat back to shore, and Karratha Gas Plant Paramedics.
“This is a timely reminder of how quickly weather conditions can change and to always be prepared.”
The post said without the help of the community, the job of police would be much harder.
Karratha Junior Rugby League also took to Facebook to comment on the rescue.
“Without hesitation our KJRL teens, coaches and club president stepped aside from their responsibilities during the North West Reds camp to assist the local community,” they stated.
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