Awareness around life rings at Gantheaume Point

Published on 11 June 2021


The Shire of Broome, in collaboration with members of the Yawuru Park Council, would like to remind the community of the presence of life rings at Gantheaume Point.

In a tragic turn of events, much-loved Broome resident Rebecca Neufeld lost her life in March 2020 when she was swept from the rocks at Gantheaume Point.

A public petition was presented to the Broome Council in May 2020 by Jack Castellarin calling for the installation of life rings at the north and west cliff edges of Gantheaume Point.

This was passed unanimously by Councillors, with the life rings installed in March 2021.

While we hope the installed life rings will not have to be used, they have the ability to potentially save someone’s life in the future.