Coronation, Drummonds beaches to get numbered emergency signs

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Signs like this will help emergency services quickly locate people making distress calls.
Camera IconSigns like this will help emergency services quickly locate people making distress calls. Credit: Supplied

People calling emergency services from Mid West beaches will be encouraged to quote a number on a green and white sign at each location to help first responders pinpoint where they are.

The WA Government made an election commitment to strengthen beach emergency measures following the fatal shark attack on Ben Gerring near Mandurah in 2016. In December 2020, the Beach Emergency Sign grants program was extended to 12 coastal councils from north of Geraldton to Kununurra which are eligible for grants up to $50,000.

At its Wednesday council meeting Chapman Valley Shire voted to apply for the grant to install signs at Coronation Beach and Drummond Cove.

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