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Lifesavers have issued a warning after a tourist, who police say was drunk, had to be rescued from Byron Bay’s Main Beach at 2am on Saturday (April 9).

The 24-year-old woman from the UK got into distress while swimming with friends and was pulled from the water unconscious.

She was taken from the scene by ambulance but her condition became critical and Wesptac Rescue Helicopter was called to take her to Gold Coast University Hospital.

The woman is now out of Intensive Care.

Police was told she was drunk when she decided to go for the swim.

Police and Surf Life Saving Australia remind people that alcohol and swimming don’t mix, and it is ill advised to go swimming at the beach at night whilst it is unpatrolled.

 


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