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April 23, 2021

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Fast Buck$ ejected from Byron Council meeting

During this morning's Byron Shire Council meeting a dispute between the Mayor Simon Richardson and local activist and agitator Fast Buck$ over the pronunciation of Cr Sarah Ndiaye's name led to the meeting being suspended.

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Brunssurf rescue

Last Saturday, while hosting the Masters Surf Lifesaving competition, Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club was called by police to help search for a young woman missing overnight and who was last seen along the western shore of Marshalls Creek.

Having been briefed by police, club president Craig Reid gave the go ahead for the inflatable rescue boat (IRB) to be launched in heavy surf off the beach while he launched the rescue watercraft (jet ski) into the river at the Brunswick boat ramp.

Braeden McHugh, the club’s vice-president, powered upstream on the jet ski while David Griffiths and Sam Atkins negotiated the challenging swell at the mouth of the river in the IRB and headed up Marshalls Creek. With the tide ebbing, the IRB had limited time to search the shallow estuary.

Braeden completed his sweep upstream and joined the search along Marshalls Creek just as David and Sam delivered the missing young woman to the waiting ambulance at the head of the creek.

Following the successful search both crews returned to Brunswick beach to continue their voluntary patrols.


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