TOPICAL TOPIC: A Bondi Rescue scene being filmed at Diggers Beach.
TOPICAL TOPIC: A Bondi Rescue scene being filmed at Diggers Beach. Leigh Jensen

Coffs beaches on TVs Bondi Rescue

COFFS HARBOUR lifeguards and our beaches will star in the next episode of the popular TV series, Bondi Rescue.

Cameras have been following local lifeguard trainee Temika Wright as she joined the crew on Bondi Beach to learn a few tips. However, next week the tables will turn, with Bondi trainee Trent ‘Maxy’ Maxwell heading to Temika’s home beach in Coffs Harbour to see how it’s done on the Coffs Coast.

Coffs Harbour City Council Lifeguard co-ordinator Greg Hackfath said it was great for the region and for young trainees to experience different beaches and conditions.

“Maxy will have to learn what it is like to try and carry out rescue operations with limited resources and where he might have to run for 800 metres before he even gets into the water,” Mr Hackfath said.

The lifeguard swap has been organised by the Australian Professional Lifeguard Association with Coffs Harbour City Council and Waverley Council.

Bondi Rescue has attracted huge international interest and has been distributed worldwide to the UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Denmark and New Zealand.

Its popularity is due in part to the fact viewers are close to the action and caught up in the importance of every second – the panic, breathlessness and interaction between the lifeguard and victim.

Bondi Rescue celebrates the unsung heroes of Australia’s best asset – the beach.

The show will air at 8pm on Channel Ten next Tuesday night.



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