Lifesaver warns of 'death trap' waterholes on Illawarra beaches

Natalie Croxon
Updated April 18 2022 - 8:56am, first published April 17 2022 - 4:00pm
Col Bruton is worried about the dangers of deep waterholes that have formed at the mouths of creeks after the storms, like Flanagan's Creek in Thirroul. Picture: Robert Peet
Col Bruton is worried about the dangers of deep waterholes that have formed at the mouths of creeks after the storms, like Flanagan's Creek in Thirroul. Picture: Robert Peet

A veteran lifesaver has warned that waterholes at creeks along Illawarra beaches might look calm and inviting, but could prove deadly to young and inexperienced swimmers.

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Natalie Croxon

Natalie Croxon

Journalist

Reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, mostly covering social affairs. Previously of the Bendigo Advertiser, Northern Daily Leader and Quirindi Advocate. Our Watch award winner.

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