The drowning of a 56 year old Kirawee man at Austinmer Beach last week has sparked debate about whether lifeguard patrol hours during the Summer season are sufficient. The man died of a heart attack whilst bodyboarding at 6:30pm only half an hour after lifeguards left the beach. The equipment which would have been used to save the man was locked in Austinmer Surf Club only metres from where the man drowned. Ambulance arrived at the scene a short time after but were unable to save revive the victim. This incident comes only a month after the drowning of a man at Bombo Beach.