Thursday, November 23, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Lifeguards' Swift Action Saves The Day

As the mercury rises, this week’s good deed is a reminder to stay vigilant around water.

Sherry Ferguson, in a heartfelt message on the Mums and Bubs of Mackay & the Whitsundays Facebook group, recounted a recent heart-stopping incident that transformed into a tale of immense gratitude towards local heroes. During a family outing at the Bluewater Lagoon, an unforeseen turn of events unfolded when Sherry's daughter, aged 19, found herself facing a nerve-wracking situation. While enjoying the day with her partner and their 4-month-old baby, Sherry’s daughter was supervising her younger brother, just 8 years old, in the water. Suddenly, the younger boy drifted into deeper waters and struggled, realising he couldn't touch the bottom and went under the water.

"The lifeguards got him out and took him to a room there and called the ambulance," Sherry posted.

Expressing immense thanks for the lifeguards' prompt and heroic response, Sherry extended heartfelt gratitude to these vigilant individuals and the responsive ambulance officers.

Sherry said the family spent a few hours at hospital before being discharged.

Thank you to the heroes in red and yellow who make the water a safer place.

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