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Black Sunday surf rescue 1938

Mass surf rescue at Bondi Beach on Sunday 6 February 1938 after a backwash swept away a sandbank, carrying more than 200 people into deep water. Five people died and 35 were resuscitated by life savers, with hundreds more assisted.

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Date of event
06 Feb 1938