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Teenage boy rescued from surf at Bellambi today

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LIFEGUARDS have rescued an adolescent boy at Bellambi Beach this afternoon.

A Wollongong City Council spokesperson said the boy is believed to have fallen into the water attempting to retrieve a large inflatable ball about 3.15pm today. He was rescued from a rip about 400m north of the beach’s flagged area.

The boy was treated by lifeguards at the beach, and was transported to Wollongong Hospital.

“We encourage all beach users to always swim between the flags,” the spokesperson said.

“Remember, if you do get in to trouble in the water, remain calm and put up your arm to attract the attention of lifeguards or lifesavers.”


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About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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