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SLSQ Announces Passing of Life Member Jack Dearlove MBE

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of SLSQ Life Member Jack Dearlove MBE.

From Mooloolaba SLSC, Jack was instrumental to the development of Surf Life Saving Queensland, resulting in Jack being inducted as a Life Member in October 1966.

Jack contributed to the introduction of cardio pulmonary resuscitation into the lifesaving movement, as well as the use of oxygen. This revolutionary decision has saved many lives across the decades.

For Surf Life Saving Queensland’s CEO John Brennan OAM, Jack Dearlove MBE was a true legend of surf lifesaving.

“Jack was one of the godfathers of surf lifesaving and had a huge impact on surf lifesaving at all levels.”

“Our deepest sympathies go out to Jack’s wife Pat, their family and to his friends for this heartbreaking loss.”

Jack was given the title of Grand Knight of the International Life Saving in 1982 and was also inducted into the SLSA Hall of Fame in 2004 after becoming a SLSA Life Member in November 1966.

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