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A dramatic rescue this morning has capped a busy weekend for the region’s surf lifesavers.

Four people had to be rescued after their boat overturned on Brunswick Bar at about 8am.

Surf Life Saving NSW Far North Coast emergency coordinator Jimmy Keough told media this morning that ‘a boat with four people on board hit a wave exiting the bar and overturned’.

‘They were all wearing lifejackets but were swept out to sea on northern side of Brunswick Heads,’ he added.

All four were rescued and the boat is currently being retrieved.

Mr Keogh said that while the new year has been busy, by and large swimmers have behaved sensibly, with just ‘a few minor rescues’ at Byron Bay and Ballina on New Year’s Day.

‘There were a couple of incidents involving intoxicated people who tried to enter the water but were warned off and fortunately they took our advice and stayed out of the water, he said today.

By comparison the southern Gold Coast has had some serious incidents, with one man having to be rescued from surf at Kirra yesterday and one from Coolangatta beach on Sunday.

Both are recovering in Tweed Hospital.


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