Trainee surf lifesavers helped rescue four swimmers from Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, in a tense operation that saw two people hospitalised
Paramedics raced to Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi at about 7.30pm following reports four people had gotten in to trouble while swimming at the beach outside of lifesaver patrol hours.
A NSW Ambulance said two male patients were treated for minor injuries before they were transported to St Vincent’s Hospital in a stable condition.
It’s understood a 26-year-old was reportedly going in and out of consciousness while at the scene, while a 21-year-old male had taken on a lot of water, and was being treated for issues related to that.
Speaking to Today, a duty officer said he remembers two of the four swimmers being in “serious” distress, while the other two swimmers were attempting to assist the struggling beach goers.
“I heard some screams for help,” he said.
“They (the trainees) remobilised from the training that they were doing. They managed to pick up the four people and basically bring them in.”