BIG OCCASION: Crew members came together last weekend to celebrate a special milestone for Marine Rescue Woolgoolga.
BIG OCCASION: Crew members came together last weekend to celebrate a special milestone for Marine Rescue Woolgoolga. ROBERT WATKIN

Woopi Marine Rescue turns 50

MARINE Rescue Woolgoolga has celebrated five decades of protecting those at sea and promoting boating safety and education.

The unit has provided valuable rescue services over the years, not just to boaters but also beach swimmers and animals trapped in fishing nets.

In 2015, the local unit has grown to two master coxswains, two advanced crew, seven crew, 12 radio officers and one watch officer.

The 50-year milestone was marked at last weekend's Woolgoolga Beach Markets, with Member for Coffs Harbour Andrew Fraser and Mayor Denise Knight joining in the celebrations.

As a non-government- funded organisation, the unit relies on local fundraising and community support.

You can help keep them operating by grabbing lunch at the markets, held at Woolgoolga Beach Reserve on the second Saturday of every month.



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