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New Brighton lifeguard a community work of art

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Long time visitor Janet McCoy decided to join in and share the humour of the The New Brighton Lifeguard. Photo Janet McCoy.

They keep telling us to reduce, reuse, and recycle and as a result of community imagination and fun New Brighton has a new lifeless lifeguard on the beach. Locals and visitors have gradually provided the humanesque log washed up on the beach with a range of discarded attire as it watches over the waves.

Janet McCoy, who was holidaying from the Gold Coast, sent in this picture to Echonetdaily to give people a chance have a giggle and enjoy the quirks of nature and a little human intervention.

I have been holidaying every year at New Brighton for 57 years,’ said Janet.

‘I love it and the whole Northern Rivers area. There was a stump on the beach (New Brighton) that looked like a person overlooking the ocean. People looked at it as they walked by. Dogs barked at it. One day somebody shoved a cunjevoi on top so it looked like a head. The next day a T-shirt appeared. Then I had found a hat that had washed up in the surf, so I put that on it too,’ she said with a laugh.

‘It looks so good I dubbed him The New Brighton Lifeguard. I had to go home the next day or I would have added white zinc cream to the nose and a pair of sunnies!’

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