Summer safety warnings

WEAR a lifejacket, avoid swimming or boating alone, and limit alcohol consumption on the water.

These were key messages of a water safety awareness day on the Mildura riverfront on Saturday, featuring rescue exercises and equipment demonstrations among other displays.

Various emergency service and other organ­isations from Victorian and New South Wales came together to promote water safety at the free community event.

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Mildura Lifesaving Club’s Dorraine Bagacay, 15, Oliver Sloane, 15, and Ben Mollison, 16, at the water safety day.

Mildura Lifesaving Club’s Dorraine Bagacay, 15, Oliver Sloane, 15, and Ben Mollison, 16, at the water safety day.

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