For effective lifesaving a good set of binoculars is a ‘must have’. At Horseshoe Bay they allow the lifesavers at Port Elliot Surf Lifesaving Club to see whether a swimmer in the middle of Horseshoe Bay is swimming normally or in trouble.
Lifesavers can also keep a remote eye on those in the shorebreak at the Commodore Point end of the beach, and on anyone venturing out to the sisters or breakwater.
Patrol members are constantly scanning the Bay. This is why the donation of two sets of self-focusing, high resolution binoculars to the Port Elliot Surf Lifesaving Club was most welcome.
Donna Larwood visited the Port Elliot Surf Lifesaving Club to hand over the two pairs of binoculars on behalf of BankSA Victor Harbor to a recent Patrol.
One set of binoculars travels down to the tent on the beach, while the other remains in the hands of the lifesaver group that maintains vigilance from the main building in the corner of Horseshoe Bay.
The binoculars will come in handy particularly over summer, as droves of people visit the beach.