Coolangatta SLSC members Mathew Morland, Michelle Linsdell and Carly Flood (front) with the club’s new Rhino.
Coolangatta SLSC members Mathew Morland, Michelle Linsdell and Carly Flood (front) with the club’s new Rhino. John Gass

Rhino roars into action

COOLANGATTA Surf Life Saving Club is not ordinarily into keeping wildlife on its premises, but the club yesterday welcomed with open arms a Rhino, which like its namesake in the wild, can go anywhere it desires.

The club was yesterday presented with a RhinoCraft ATV to replace an older model which will be retired.

The Rhino's primary purpose is to allow lifesavers to respond quickly to incidents while transporting themselves, essential gear and equipment such as rescue boards and first-aid kits.

The $18,000 vehicle was purchased by Freedom Fuel, a supporter since 2004 of Surf Life Saving Australia's fundraising arm, the SLS Foundation.

Freedom Fuel managing director Matthew Morland was on hand to witness the handing-over of the vehicle, along with Cooly SLSC president Jim Purdon.



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