On Jan 6, 2021

Marine Roo-scue at Ballina

Our Marine Rescue Ballina volunteers spied an unusual rescue from their radio tower yesterday.

A wallaby had run into a bit of trouble crossing the river against the tide.

Using a surfboard, the tiring wallaby was helped by local resident Cooper to get to safety.

Another local, Lenny, gave a hand to lift him up onto dry land, while our members called the local WIRES team.

After a quick once over, the healthy but tired wallaby was released into the scrub around the base where it had come from.

Thanks to all involved, especially local legends Cooper and Lenny.

Photo: Merty Kerter

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