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Lifeguards Kept Busy Over Holidays

Aside from the shops, the Beach and the pool was the spot many chose to spend Boxing Day. 
 
SLSQ clocking almost 100,000 people visiting Queensland's beaches.... 
 
They say they performed 45 rescues, a handful of those were for people today caught in rips swimming outside the flags.
 
There was a number of near drownings too.
 
Two patients were taken to Townsville Hospital following a near-drowning at Hervey Range at around 6pm on Wednesday. 
 
 Paramedics also attending the scene of a near-drowning at Allenstown in Rockhampton shortly after 2pm.