Rescue at Rainbow Beach Bonny Hills

On Sunday morning 15th November three amazing life savers from the Wauchope Bonny Hills Surf Lifesaving Club went down for an early surf and boat row before patrol and Nippers started at Rainbow Beach.  Two of these life savers were in the water and noticed that a couple of  swimmers were in trouble. The father and daughter, that were swimming, were caught in a rip and were calling out for help.

James Stapleton  and Billy Stapleton (father and son WBHSLSC members) paddled their boards out to the distressed pair to help them.  James paddeled the girl back to shore. Billy, who is only 10 years old, remained calm and stayed with the man and kept him afloat on his surfboard.  Nick Player, a new bronze member, paddled out on a rescue board and bought the father  in safely.

Well done to James, Billy and Nick.  You should be very proud of putting your training and level headedness into action!

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