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August 20, 2022

Surfer rescued from rocks below Byron lighthouse

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A male surfer in his 20s was washed up on the rocks below Byron Bay lighthouse this morning. 

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to assist at 7.20am by the New South Wales Ambulance to assist the injured surfer. 

‘Local ambulance paramedics attended the scene along with the other rescue agencies and due to the location. The Helicopter Critical Care Paramedic was winch inserted in to [assist] the male surfboard rider believed to be in his 20’s at the base of the lighthouse,’ said a Westpac Helicopter spokesperson. 

‘The young man was treated and winch extricated back into the helicopter and handed over to local NSW Ambulance Paramedics where he was conveyed to Byron Bay Hospital with cuts and bruises in a satisfactory condition for further treatment. The helicopter has since returned to base.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. Many people in this cold weather would wonder why anyone would be in the water.
    They have not noticed Climate Change. The water temperatures have been in the low 20s, about 21 degrees.
    That is a lot warmer than the air temperature.
    This high water temperature up in Qld is killing our corals on the Great Barrier Reef and our blinkered Federal Labor government all it wants to put forward is 43 percent in reducing emissions by 2030. How high is the water temperature going to be by 2030?
    This problem on the skin of the Earth is a boil that needs to be lanced.

    • Our dying GBR, 6 mass bleaching events since 1998 and more will follow – 60,000 jobs and $6billions pa revenue will disappear with the GBR.
      Thankfully I’ve been to visit the Reef to see the magic.
      Anyone wanting to go and visit the Reef should plan on doing so in quick time.

  2. Exactly, people should stay out of the surf to reduce the effects of climate change. Surfers probably have more idea of the effects of climate change to our oceans than alot of the spectators talking about it

  3. I’m surprised the young bloke is OK, not from the surfing incident, but from having the The Helicopter Critical Care Paramedic winch inserted into him!

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Let there be energy-efficient LED light

The shorter days and winter nights make after-work sport difficult for those wanting to keep fit, so the addition of LED lighting to local sports clubs allowing playing hours to be extended into the night is very welcome.

Community Sleepout to raise funds for Vinnies tonight

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A much anticipated recreational area of Lennox Head has finally reopened after months of being a no-go zone for the toddlers of the town. The new-look Ross Park in the centre of the village is officially open and ready for play! 

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