Bravery awarded at Royal Life Saving Awards

Published on Tuesday, 10 October 2023 at 1:53:42 PM

Four Shire of Mundaring Bilgoman Aquatic Centre employees were recognised for their acts of bravery from the Royal Life Saving Society on Friday 6 October.

Duty Manager Tyler Parish received a Gold Star Bravery Award, while Lifeguards Flynn Throssell, Sophie Eden and Jessica Nalder received a Bravery Commendation Award for saving a toddler at the Centre in January.

Shire President James Martin said he congratulated the group on their award.

“This was the first major emergency they had been involved in,” he said.

“They handled themselves extremely professionally and calmly when faced with a very special situation.

“The actions on that day showed their training quickly kicked in, in that moment. Their bravery certainly saved the young toddlers life.”

The Royal Life Saving Society WA recognises the efforts of those outstanding members of the community who attempt to save the lives of others by carrying out rescues or performing CPR, through their annual Royal Life Saving Bravery Awards.

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