Surf Life Saving Northern Region has been struck with another theft of vital lifesaving equipment just months after one of its clubs was broken into.
Today staff discovered a Yamaha VX700 jet ski was missing from the Northern Region headquarters in Mechanics Bay, Auckland.
Lifesaving and Club Support Manager Tom Burgess says the jet ski is used as a Rescue Water Craft and it is a vital piece of rescue equipment for lifeguards to carry out their job.
“As a charity we can’t easily replace expensive gear like this and we desperately need to get it back in time for summer,” he says.
In May, around $60,000 worth of equipment was stolen overnight from the United North Piha gear shed including IRB engines and quad bikes.
Mr Burgess says thefts such as these are thefts from the community and could be the difference between life and death.
“We are urging anyone who has information about this theft to contact Police immediately,” he says.
Info from : northernregion.surflifesaving.org.nz