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Bodyboarder winched to safety from rocks off Byron headland

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The bodyboarder is winched to safety off the Cape Byron lighthouse yesterday. Photo supplied
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Swimmers and inexperienced surfers are being urged to avoid the northern end of Tallow Beach at Byron Bay after three people got into trouble in the rough swell yesterday.

A bodyboarder who was swept from Cosy Corner around the Cape Byron headland and clung onto rocks there for almost three hours was winched to safety by the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter.

The young man was visibly relieved when the chopper rescued him from the base of the Cape Byron Lighthouse.

The rescue crew aboard the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter approaches the stranded bodyboarder off Cape Byron.
The rescue crew aboard the Westpac Life Saver Helicopter approaches the stranded bodyboarder off Cape Byron.


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