On 16 April 2017, Mermaid Beach AEME, Surf Life Saving Club Nipper Jayke Menefy was travelling back with his family from a holiday in Double Island Point along Teewah Beach when his father had noticed a group of distressed adults and children at the water’s edge.
They were watching a man who was caught in a rip while struggling between heavy sets.
Knowing Jayke would be comfortable in the conditions, his father encouraged him to assist the man in need. Jayke took a surfboard (the only device available) into the water and paddled out to sea.
Click here https://www.9now.com.au/today/2017/clip-cj1pw4zz400280glhe4bheepx to listen to Jayke talk with the team from the Today Show on Channel 9, and give his recount of what happened.
Without direct invention from Jayke, the outcome of the patient most likely would have been worse.