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Swimmer fighting for his life after near-drowning in notorious rip at Bondi Beach


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Swimmer aged in his 30s fighting for his life after near-drowning at Bondi Beach as three men are pulled from a deadly rip

  • Man in a critical condition in hospital after he almost drowned at Bondi Beach
  • He was one of three men pulled from the water from getting caught in a rip
  • The two other men were also taken to hospital in a stable condition
  • Incident happened at southern end of the beach, which was packed at the time 

A man is in a critical condition after becoming caught in a rip at Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

Emergency services were called to the southern end of the iconic beach at around 7.30pm on Wednesday night after three men got into trouble in a notorious rip. 

A NSW Police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the men were pulled from the water by swimmers and a member of the public was performing CPR on one of the men when emergency services arrived at the scene.

Emergency services were called to Bondi Beach on Wednesday night after three men got caught in a rip and had to be rescued by beachgoers

A man aged in 30s, believed to be an international student was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition. 

The two other men rescued from the rip were also taken to hospital in a stable condition. 

Bondi was still packed with beachgoers at the time of the near drowning.

Bondi was packed with beachgoers on Wednesday night when the near-drowning unfolded

Bondi was packed with beachgoers on Wednesday night when the near-drowning unfolded

The incident prompted lifeguard Bruce ‘Hoppo’ Hopkins to warn the public against swimming in the evening when lifeguards aren’t  on duty.

‘It’s a hot day, a hot night … people jump back in the water,’ he told The Daily Telegraph.

‘It’s light until about 8.30 and people take that risk.’

More to come. 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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