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Summer of tragedy: Here is how to keep safe at the beach

Life guards are urging swimmers to keep safe at the beach following a harrowing number of drownings this Christmas period.

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Sage Swinton

Sage Swinton

Journalist

Sage Swinton is a news reporter who was born and bred in the Hunter. She has been with the Newcastle Herald since June 2020, and covers Newcastle council as well as other general news.

Lucinda Garbutt-Young

Lucinda is The Canberra Times' property reporter. She was previously a producer at this masthead and a reporter at the Newcastle Herald. Lucinda is interested in all things property, particularly development and housing policy. Got a tip? Email: l.garbutt-young@austcommunitymedia.com.au

Anna Falkenmire

Police and crime reporter at the Newcastle Herald. Email: afalkenmire@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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