Emergency services were called to assist a jetski rider in trouble at Kingscliff on Monday morning.
Emergency services were called to assist a jetski rider in trouble at Kingscliff on Monday morning. Liana Turner

Troubled jetski rider towed back to shore

EMERGENCY services were called to assist a jetski rider in trouble at Kingscliff on Monday morning.

They were called to the scene near Cudgen Creek about 8am. Tweed/Byron LAC Inspector Gary Cowan said police and surf lifesaving personnel attended.

“The jetski had a rope wrapped around its propeller,” Insp Cowan said.

Surf Life Saving Tweed duty officer Dan Andrews said the jetski, ridden by a local man, was about 100m offshore and 100m south of Cudgen Creek.

The man let off a safety flare, which was spotted from the shore.

Fingal Surf Life Saving personnel towed the jetski back to Cudgen SLSC.

While conditions were choppy, the man was not injured.

“He was mainly worried about getting washed up on the rocks,” Mr Andrews said.



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