A 92-year-old man is lucky to be alive after he was pulled out of the surf unconscious and not breathing by a beachgoer at Byron Bay’s Main Beach on Saturday.
The beachgoer gave the man CPR after pulling him out of the water.
Off duty members of Byron Bay SLSC also assisted until paramedics arrived.
He was taken to Tweed Coast Hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
Far north coast duty officer, Jimmy Keough, who himself was recently awarded for his services to lifesaving, praised the quick-thinking of the people who responded.
‘It was a fantastic effort from the man who pulled the patient out of the water and commenced CPR with help from the volunteers from Byron Bay SLSC. Their quick response really needs to be commended.’