Actors involved in real-life drama

A REAL-LIFE drama at nearby Brunswick Heads beach sent some of the Foudre extras racing off location yesterday.

Ambulance officers Wayne Lewry and Mel Rogers had roles in the scene being shot but when an emergency call came in they had no choice but to head to the beach.

A girl, aged about eight, had got into trouble in the surf. When her mother rushed into the water to save her, she was also caught in the rip.

A passing local, believed to be a Byron Bay surf lifesaver, helped the pair out of the surf.

The ambos treated the mother, who was taken to Tweed Hospital for observation.

“The mother went in after her child and they both got caught. They were being smashed about by the waves,” Mr Lewry said.

“The daughter was all right and the mum stable,” he said

The beach area, about 100m south of the Brunswick Heads Surf Life Saving Club, could be dangerous at low tide, Mr Lewry said.

He was unsure what exactly was expected of him in his TV role.



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