Rescued surfer fights for life

VIA – NEW ZEALAND HERALD

Rescued surfer fights for life

By Monique Fischer
5:30 AM Sunday May 27, 2012

Police help carry Goodsell to an ambulance. Photo / Suzi Hurley

A passer-by ran into the ocean to pull a drowning surfer to shore yesterday.

Photographer Daisy Day spotted surfer Matt Goodsell floating beside his board in metre-deep water off the coast at Fitzroy Beach near New Plymouth.

She dragged him back to the beach and “got a pulse going” before ambulance officers arrived.

“I saw this thing floating and I thought, ‘What on earth is that?”‘ said Day.

“I just rushed in and pulled him out. He was blue. I was yelling and waving to call the ambos.”

Goodsell, a competitive cyclist in his mid-30s, was in a critical condition in Taranaki Base Hospital last night…

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