Rescued woman abuses her rescuers

A WOMAN who was rescued by Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue after she was swept out to sea off Lighthouse Beach late yesterday abused her rescuers, police and paramedics when she was brought to shore.

About 5.30pm two surfers went to the aid of a 48-year-old woman who was swept out to sea by a rip.

When police arrived at the beach they saw the woman and two surfers approximately 700 metres from the north wall out to sea.

The jet boat was dispatched to Lighthouse Beach to assist and after considerable resistance from the swimmer, lifesavers managed to get all three people into the boat and back to shore.

Once the woman was on the beach police said she became uncooperative and abusive towards her rescuers, police and ambulance officers.

Officers said the woman was swearing and saying that she "was just going for a swim".

Police believe the woman was affected by alcohol.

Topics:  ballina jet boat surf rescue, paramedics, police



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
D.I.Y. OR INSTALLED HOME... $9500.00 From
Mobile Home Fully self contained granny flat or mod homes.  D.I.Y $9.5k or $12.5K ...
11/234 PACIFIC PARADE ... $440 Weekly
House 2 2 1
Stylish Home in a... Offers Over...
House 3 2 2

Featured Jobs

Tweed jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Volunteers Tweed Heads Part Time
Intermediate / Senior... Gold Coast Full Time $55K-$75K NEG
Intermediate / Senior... Gold Coast Full Time $55K-$75K NEG
Senior Financial... Gold Coast Full Time $90,000 to $120,000


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

It’s a great time of social satisfaction, with the planets affecting your social sphere. Your personality’s strong but you may also...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save