Lifeguards lap up life at Marine Magic
THEY spend their days rescuing tourists on Sydney's busiest beach, but Trent "Maxi" Maxwell and Jesse Pollock were charmed by the 'locals' at Dolphin Marine Magic.
The Bondi Rescue Lifeguards were in town week promoting their upcoming East Coast Ride, which will see them take to the ocean for a grueling 2500km jet ski adventure.
They will document the ride to raise the profile of headspace, the national organisation helping young people deal with depression, anxiety, bullying and body image
Dolphin Marine Magic marketing manager Christina Hyde, said the pair got wet to capture footage for their documentary.
"They're including Dolphin Marine Magic as part of promoting posititve health, which our company certainly supports," Ms Hyde said.
The lifequards became ambassadors for Headspace after seeing too many people lose their lives at the "Gap", a notorious cliff face five kilometres from Bondi.
"This is becoming much too common," Mr Maxwell said.
"In the last month alone we've had four callouts, the most recent being when Jesse and I responded to reports of a deceased person in the water off Bronte Point."
The ride will see them visit coastal centres and meeting people affected by suicide.
"We want to change the lives of young people all over the world by raising awareness for mental health and suicide prevention."
The East Coast Ride will take place later this year after a $100,000 pledge target has been reached.
To make a donation to the boys' cause, visit http://www.pozible.com/project/23546.