Champ pays flying visit
STUDENTS from Australian Islamic College in Kewdale got a flying visit from former Olympian and ironman champion Ky Hurst recently. Hurst rocked up at the school in the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter. The landing was a reward for the school after successfully completing the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Schools Program, designed to teach Australian primary school students the importance of notfor-profit emergency services and the work they do in their local community. “Growing up on the Gold Coast’s beaches, I’ve often been comforted by the sight of the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter flying overhead,” Hurst said. “Australians know the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter Service for the important role it plays in patrolling our beaches. However, it’s important to understand that the service’s tireless work extends far beyond the coast. They perform lifesaving missions on our roads, in the bush and during natural disasters such as fires and floods and I’m excited to help spread the word about this.”
Ky Hurst arrives at Australian Islamic College in the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter.