Club­bies’ trib­ute to ‘an­gel’

Sunday Herald Sun - - News -

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.

Pic­tures: TIM HUNTER

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