Clubbies’ tribute to ‘angel’
SURF lifesavers yesterday paddled out sunflowers in memory of clubbie Kirsty Boden, who died in last month’s London terror attack.
The 28-year-old nurse, inset, hailed “The Angel of London Bridge” by English press, was upholding the surf club’s mantra of “no lives lost” when she ran to help the injured.
Lifesavers remembered her as the bubbly girl with pearls poking out from her pink swimming cap.
Ms Boden earned her bronze medallion surf lifesaving qualification in 2010. She and partner James Hodder both lived in Tamarama, NSW, at the time, but only met after they moved to Britain in 2013.
In a note, Mr Hodder wished he could have flown out from London but assured mourners “distance means nothing in the face of such beautiful shared emotions”.
A tribute from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said “you find Australia at its very best” at surf clubs.