We lost an old, dear friend on the weekend. He died whilst saving his two sons and a friend caught in a rip. One of four people who drowned at NSW beaches in the space of a week.
In a state of disbelief and overwhelming sadness myself, I can't begin to imagine the grief his family must be feeling right now. My heart goes out to them.
Given that so many of us are at the beach this time of year, I thought you should see this video that explains about rips, how to spot one and what to do if you get caught in one. I urge you to watch it and share the video with family and friends.
Our friend was smart, strong, capable :: his words and actions well considered. If someone like him can lose their life at the beach, then anyone can. Maybe if more of us were aware of the dangers at the beach, it might go some way at preventing so many tragedies occurring. And then perhaps, I wouldn't have written this post. Oh, how I wish...