A young member of the Dalmeny Boardriders Club has used his newly acquired ocean safety skills to perform a surf rescue at a local beach.
10-year-old Milo Van Zyl was surfing with friends at Kianga main beach last week when he noticed a swimmer who was struggling and stuck in a rip.
Milo had recently completed the Surfers Rescue 24/7 course through the Dalmeny Boardriders Club and was ready to put his new ocean skills to the test.
The Surfers Rescue 24/7 is a one-day training program that is provided to recreational surfers by Surfing NSW.
The program teaches participants how to perform a rescue using a surfboard, and then to bring the struggling person to shore and perform CPR if needed.
Thankfully CPR was not needed on this occasion, and young Milo used his rescue techniques to skilfully and quickly bring the struggling swimmer to the safety of the beach.
The Dalmeny Boardriders Club will be hosting their next competition day at Kianga main beach this Sunday, November 5.
Members are reminded to sign up for their heats via the LIVE Heats website before Friday, and to be at the beach at 7.30am on Sunday for a safety briefing and a rundown of the day’s competition.
New members are always encouraged to join in and more information can be found on the Dalmeny Boardriders Facebook page.