Story: Bay of Plenty region

Surf lifesaving at the Mount

Surf lifesaving at the Mount

There is no doubt about the seriousness of these lifesavers, photographed in 1963. As they prepare for a competitive display of reel and line rescue, watching crowds keep well back on the beach. These reel-men are ready to haul in lines attached to a belt-man, who carries out the rescue.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Bay of Plenty region - Life and leisure', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5653/surf-lifesaving-at-the-mount (accessed 20 October 2017)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 4 Aug 2016