Frankston lifesavers rank among world’s best

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World-class rescue: Aaron Caddaye (left), Paul Caddaye (Patient) Tim Ioviero (Crew), Craig Farmer (Driver), Michael Jacobsen (Patient), Marco Kelsall (Driver) and Robert Basford (Crew) celebrate their performance at the Lifesaving World Championships. Picture: Supplied

FRANKSTON Lifesaving Club had two teams compete on the world-stage when they lined up in the Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide on Friday 16 November.

The two-week long championships had more than 7,000 lifesavers from 44 countries attend the event where one of the Frankston teams finished among the top 10 in the world for the Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) competition.

The Frankston boat driven by Marco Kelsall, crewed by Robert Basford and with patients Michael Jacobsen (Seaford LSC) and Paul Caddaye stayed in the running for the world finals in both the Men’s Rescue, involving one patient pick up, and the Mass Rescue, involving two patients pick up.

Despite the fierce competition and some nail-biting finishes, the Frankston team managed to claim seventh place in both of their events and were the highest placed Victorian male team at the world championships.

First published in the Frankston Times – 11 December 2018

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