New tower at Yanchep Lagoon damaged

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Glass in the new surf life saving tower at Yanchep Lagoon will need to be replaced after it was damaged just before Christmas. Picture: Anita McInnes

ANYONE who knows anything about those responsible for the damage to the new Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club tower at Yanchep Lagoon beach are being urged to contact the police.

A WA Police spokeswoman said anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club president Billy Prinsloo said two separate glass panels on the southern side of the tower had been damaged.

Mr Prinsloo said a report about the damage had been made to WA Police about 8.30am on Sunday, December 22.

Nothing of any value is kept in the tower, which is owned by the City of Wanneroo.

The observation tower helps lifesavers protect swimmers against the variety of hazards within the Yanchep Lagoon beach area.

Some of the hazards include strong currents, shallow water, submerged objects, dumping waves, rips, drop offs and marine hazards.

Surf Life Saving WA said the hazards could affect anyone, of any ability, at any time.

Other approaches the lifeguards and lifesavers use to help manage the beach and the varying conditions include a flagged area, signage, roving patrols and public engagement.