Easter has finished hard. There's the terrible bombing in Sri Lanka, for one thing, but also a tragedy closer to home: yesterday two SES members from the Port Campbell unit, who were also volunteers with Surf Life Saving Victoria, drowned while conducting a rescue at sea. A third member of both organisations was badly hurt.
This terrible accident will hit SLSV and Port Campbell SES hard. The SES volunteers I know seem to be feeling grieved by it - even ones like me with no connection to the Unit.
I could dress it all up in flowery words, but I don't think they'd add anything. People have lost husbands and partners, brothers and fathers, co-workers and mates. It's a terrible thing and that's all you can say.