Self­less act at beach wins guard life­sav­ing award

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Ti­tahi Bay life­guard Alexan­dra Jones has won the Surf Life Sav­ing New Zealand cen­tral re­gion award for res­cue of the month.

On the af­ter­noon of March 19 dur­ing the 2016 na­tional surf life­sav­ing cham­pi­onships at Ohope Beach, Jones stopped mid-race to as­sist a fel­low com­peti­tor in dis­tress.

She was rac­ing in the un­der16 diamond race and while head­ing out on the swim leg, no­ticed one of the girls ahead of her had stopped in the water.

She was cry­ing and tak­ing on water, so Jones sup­ported her in the water and called for the res­cue crew in one of the In­flat­able Res­cue Boats.

They pulled her out of the water and took her to shore.

Jones con­tin­ued on to fin­ish the race and back on shore was praised for self­less act.

The Ti­tahi Bay club re­ceives a $100 gift card from BP as the prize.

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