Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Committed Team at Marine Rescue Wooli

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Committed Team at Marine Rescue Wooli

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Byline: Adam Hourigan adam.hourigan@dailyexaminer.com.au

FOR some members of the NSW Marine Rescue Wooli unit, the sound of a radio is ever-present, lulling them to sleep at night.

It is still with them as they gather by the unit's rescue boat for a photo.

"We're expecting a call at 3pm for a vessel, but you never know when they might arrive," Unit Commander Richard Taffs said.

It is for the constant watch they keep over the waters around Wooli that four of their members were presented with National Medals last weekend.

Jackie Taffs, Steve Reading and Richard Taffs were rewarded for their 15-plus years service from the instigation of the Wooli unit, alongside Lou Grayson, who transferred to Wooli in 2011.

The National Medal recognises long and diligent service by members of recognised government and voluntary organisations that risk their lives or safety to protect or assist the community in times of emergency or natural disaster. …

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