Two young life savers conduct successful rescue
Two young life savers at Umina Beach Surf Life Saving Club have conducted a successful rescue after a man on a boogie board went down the face of a wave into a shallow bank.
Davara Marshall, 15, had just recently completed her bronze medallion and, on Boxing Day, was on her first patrol as an official "Bronzie".
'While honing her skills in a dropping tide about 100 meters south of the flags, she spotted a man on his boogie board go straight down the face of a wave onto the shallow bank," a post on the club's social media site reported.
"After the white water had passed, she noticed the man face down and unresponsive.
"Davara swiftly paddled over and rolled the man over on to his back securing his neck and head in the breaking swell.
"Fellow patrolling member, clubbie and friend Lachlan McLeod paddled over to provide assistance.
"While Davara had the patient secured, Lachlan noted that the man had a large graze to the forehead.
"Lachlan immediately signalled for assistance.
"The two young lifesavers took the lead on providing the spinal rescue to transfer the man safely onto the beach.
"The urgent response from all patrolling members ensured the patient was comfortable and safe till the paramedics arrived."
Social media, 26 Dec 2021
Umina Beach SLSC