Rescue boat for Eucumbene

LAKE Eucumbene, a popular trout fishing destination in the NSW Snowy Mountains, now has a new emergency rescue vessel.

The 7.5m Sailfish catamaran, to be known as Alpine Lakes 20, was delivered last week for duty on the lake. Supplied by NSW Marine Rescue and manned by local volunteers the rescue vessel is expected to be fully operational by March next year.

Prior to full service the rescue craft will be used to train crews in all aspects of search and rescue. A rescue radio station with UHF and VHF radio facilities is also expected to be set up and fully operational 24 hourrs a day in the region by next month.

The radio station will be operational during the upcoming Snowy Mountains Trout Festival.

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