ON SET: Morgen Parkin and Cody Hinterholzl. INSET: The DEX story about the rescue. Photo: Marco Magasic
ON SET: Morgen Parkin and Cody Hinterholzl. INSET: The DEX story about the rescue. Photo: Marco Magasic Marco Magasic

Minnie Water nippers share big story with the nation

SAVING lives proved perfectly doable for Cody Hinterholzl, 11, and Morgen Parkin, 13.

Getting in front of the camera to tell their story was the hard part.

Cody and Morgen saved two people from drowning on February 1 after a post- training surf at Minnie Water main beach.

After reading about the rescue, the Surf Life Saving Foundation chose Cody and Morgen to be part of a series that shows the foundation's regular donors the outcome of their support.

Morgen said she was a bit nervous getting in front of the camera.

"I think the shoot went great," Morgen said.

"They said there were no wrong answers. I was pretty thrilled at the end."

Surf Life Saving Foundation member David Hillier said they were very excited to see nippers perform rescues.

"It is rare for kids that young to rescue someone," Mr Hillier said.

"Eighty per cent of Surf Life Saving funding is from the community.

"It's important to show how funding is used and how it is having an impact around Australia."

Cody said he was happy to be part of something that helped raise funds for the Surf Life Saving movement.

"We found out about a month ago," he said.

"I was pretty excited once I heard about it. I wasn't very nervous."



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