Woman's unthinkable act during wild weather

·News Reporter
·2-min read

A woman has been filmed rushing to rescue beer kegs from washing away during heavy rainfall on the Gold Coast.

South East Queensland has been inundated with rain for about four days with some areas along the Gold Coast receiving more than 800mm.

The Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club has been almost completely enveloped by king tides sweeping across the coastline.

A woman saves two kegs from floating away outside the Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club during wild weather.
A woman tries to save beer kegs from washing away. Source: 7News

It’s now separated from the mainland with the car park covered in water.

On Monday, people were seen scrambling to protect the club from being damaged and trying to stop loose items from floating away.

One woman was filmed by 7News leaping into action to save beer kegs.

She jumped into the waist-deep rushing water to rescue two of them.

“There’s nothing like the ocean,” she told 7News after her keg-saving exploits.

“It’s pretty spectacular.”

On Facebook, her actions were met with a mixed response.

“Love that woman saving beer kegs. Awesome effort, you are one of a kind,” one man wrote.

Another man added you have “got to save the kegs”.

However, another man called all those near the water “morons” for ignoring the conditions.

Surf Life Saving Queensland is currently urging people to stay out of the water “due to strong outgoing tides and debris”.

Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Dean Narramore said the tides were “abnormally” high making surf “dangerous”.

Mr Narramore told the ABC tides could be 30cm higher than normal.

"High tide tonight (Tuesday) and again tomorrow is somewhere we could see low-lying inundation, and some locations could approach or exceed the highest astronomical tide of the year by up to 20 or 30cm," Mr Narramore told the ABC.

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