Life ring stolen from Denmark fishing spot

Albany Advertiser

A WA fishing group has condemned the theft of a potentially life-saving life ring from Ocean Beach in Denmark.

Recfishwest reported the angel ring life saving device, one of 66 installed at popular coastal fishing spots along WA’s coast, was stolen.

There are five angel rings installed along the south coast, including at the deadly Albany fishing spot, Salmon Holes.

Recfishwest chief executive Andrew Rowland said it was a “low act”.

“We work with our community partners around WA to deliver safety outcomes for the community, and to see an important life saving device stolen is very disappointing and a pretty low act,” Dr Rowland said.

“We know of plenty of stories around WA where these Angel Rings have been deployed to help save lives and we need as many of these on the ground as possible.”

“The Shire of Denmark have worked hard to install these Angel Rings, as have all of the other land managers across the state – so everyone is doing their bit to make fishing safety so we’d hate for an incident to occur where a ring could be needed to help save a life but wasn’t there due to it being stolen.”

The Shire has since replaced the stolen ring with a spare.

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