Jumper rescued at Yamba



LIFESAVERS at Yamba's Turner and Main Beaches were called into action yesterday after a swimmer found himself in difficulty after jumping off Key Rock.

The 17-year-old Yamba man was rescued by lifeguards Jacod Don and Marty Dougherty, and by surf school teacher Jeremy Walters.

Local man Chris Moore also jumped into the water to help. He managed to drag the youth from the surf and back onto Key Rock when he couldn't get out of the water himself.

He was then taken off the seaward side of Key Rock and swum out to a rescue board, which brought him to Main Beach, where he vomited three times.

There he was given oxygen and an asthma puffer.

Lifeguard Supervisor Jim Baird said the co-operation between all rescuers was fantastic, but the public needed to be more careful.

"He showed poor judgment by jumping off Key Rock when it was high tide and there was some swell around," he said.



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