Water activities for Forster Surf Life Saving Club nippers were briefly interrupted by the appearance of a grey nurse shark affectionately known as Fluffy.
The shark was sighted by a drone, being piloted by member, Callum Woodland, who was on patrol at Main Beach.
Such is the clarity of the images the drone produces that different species of sharks can be identified from the air.
The drone further enhances the ability of trained community members to provide safer beaches for locals and visitors alike.
Being out of the water does not mean that nipper activities cease to take place.
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Chief training officer and patrol captain, Jim Wills, can step in to revise SLSA and International Life Saving Federation Hand Signals.
His wealth of knowledge and experience continues to be invaluable to eager youngsters.
Not only do the juniors need to revise hand signals, but experienced long-term members such as age manager, Simon Lee, can also join the lesson.
Forster SLSC, as are all our district clubs, justifiably proud of the role and commitment of age managers, water safety officers and parent helpers who all serve to ensure that nippers' programs can be delivered.
Taree-Old Bar Surf Life Saving Club will hold a participation carnival this Saturday, March 6.
Under 8-17s will experience beach activities including relays, sprints, flag races and wading races with the emphasis being on participation and enjoyment.
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