The Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia is recognising bravery acts at their annual awards ball on Wednesday 18th October.
Awarding brave West Australians for over 10 years, 31 nominees will receive the very prestigious Royal Life Saving bravery award.
Trent Hotchkin, Senior Manager of swimming and water safety education at the RLSSWA, said these very deserving awardees have been recognised by the broader community for having performed amazing acts, inclusive of water rescues, quick response first aid and CPR, that have saved lives.
“It’s a really great event to showcase the extraordinary acts of courage that these individuals have displayed,”
“We have categories of awards that range from commendations to gold medallions, being the highest award presented. We’re really excited that 31 people will receive a bravery award…” he said.
The RLSSWA has released the West Australia drowning report where tragically 42 people lost their lives last year. Mr Hotchkin explained how these acts of bravery shows the importance in having a basic set of swimming and water safety skills.
“We encourage the idea that everyone can be a life saver. We want all West Australians to have these swimming and water safety skills or learn first aid or CPR, so you too can potentially perform acts of bravery like these individuals,” he said.