Lifeguard helps save man suffering suffering heart attack

A LIFEGUARD at Ballina has helped saved a man who suffered what appeared to be a heart attack while swimming at Boulder Beach.

Surf Life Saving NSW says the man, aged in his 30s, was swimming about 10.30am yesterday when he began experiencing tightness and a tingling sensation in his face, arms and chest.

The man managed to get to shore before collapsing, unconscious, on the beach.

A lifeguard from nearby Sharpes Beach rushed to the scene with a defibrillator to help the man, who was revived by CPR and oxygen treatment before being taken to hospital.

While the public holiday may be gone, the Northern Rivers today continues to bask under perfect beach conditions with top temperatures tipped to range between 24C at Tweed Heads and 34 at Grafton.

Temperatures are expected to start dropping again tomorrow when a cold front due to hit southern NSW tonight reaches the Northern Rivers.

Today's expected temperatures:

  • Byron Bay - 25, sunny
  • Lismore - 31, sunny
  • Grafton - 34, hot and sunny
  • Ballina - 28, sunny 
  • Tweed Heads - 24, sunny


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