A family has taken to social media to thank a Culburra Beach local who rescued their son from drowning after he was caught in a strong RIP on a beach off Woodlands Street on Sunday March 5.
A beach-goer signaled the alert when he noticed the young man, who was visiting the area, struggling in the water.
The wind surfer, who is a well known local, headed out to his rescue.
The man said once he reached the struggling swimmer his first words were , “I thought I was a goner.”
The family of the young man thanked his rescuer from the “bottom of their hearts”.