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Red and yellow flags to fly at Bokarina

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Swimmers will be able to safely take a dip at Bokarina Beach from September, when the red and yellow flags go up for the first time. 

A lifeguard tower has been built at the location and Sunshine Coast Council announced patrols would start in time for the next school holidays.

The tower would be staffed on weekends, public holidays and Queensland school holidays from September to May.

The investment was part of a $324,000 funding boost from Council, that would also cover the cost of another lifeguard at Twin Waters and a lifeguard outpost service at Maroochy River mouth during September, Christmas and the Easter school holidays.

Tourism, Events and Sport Portfolio Councillor Jason O’Pray said council’s expanding lifeguard services played an important role in keeping our community safe.

“Having dedicated lifeguards gives residents and holiday-makers peace of mind.

"It’s an essential part of our healthy, smart and creative lifestyle,” Cr O’Pray said.

Image: Recently installed Bokarina Beach lifeguard tower (supplied)