SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: A woman is rescued rescued by Andrew Reid after being caught in a rip at Bronte Beach on August 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a surf warning as massive waves continue to hit the NSW coast. The hazardous conditions are expected to render many coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming too dangerous. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images)

A Swimmer's Dramatic Rescue Captured on Camera

A woman is saved from a powerful rip current at Australia's Bronte Beach.

Lifeguards Andrew Reid and Troy Stewart were just starting their 7 a.m. shift at Sydney's Bronte Beach on Wednesday, August 29, when they spotted a woman in peril, desperately signaling for help as wave after wave crashed over her. According to The Australian, the two immediately sprung into action to save the swimmer from the dangerous rip.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: A woman screams for help as she is caught in a rip at Bronte Beach on August 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a surf warning as massive waves continue to hit the NSW coast. The hazardous conditions are expected to render many coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming too dangerous. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images) Jenny Evans/Getty Images The woman — only identified as Susy — struggled to signal for help during the early morning hours. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: A rescuer swims towards a woman after she was caught in a rip at Bronte beach on August 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a surf warning as massive waves continue to hit the NSW coast. The hazardous conditions are expected to render many coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming too dangerous (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images) Mark Evans/Getty Images Stewart was the first to reach her.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: A rescuer saves a woman after she was caught in a rip at Bronte beach on August 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a surf warning as massive waves continue to hit the NSW coast. The hazardous conditions are expected to render many coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming too dangerous (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images) Mark Evans/Getty Images Stewart then pulled her to safety. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: A woman is rescued by Anthony Carroll aka 'Harries' after being caught in a rip at Bronte Beach on August 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a surf warning as massive waves continue to hit the NSW coast. The hazardous conditions are expected to render many coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming too dangerous. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images) Jenny Evans/Getty Images Stewart and Reid were joined by a third lifeguard, Anthony Carroll (known for his appearances on the TV show "Bondi Rescue"), who brought Susy back to shore on a paddle board. SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: A woman is rescued after being caught in a rip at Bronte Beach on August 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a surf warning as massive waves continue to hit the NSW coast. The hazardous conditions are expected to render many coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming too dangerous. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images) Jenny Evans/Getty Images "She was extremely grateful to the lifeguards," Reid told The Australian. "We were just doing our jobs. We're used to it." (The woman did not comment for the story.) SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 30: A woman is rescued rescued by Andrew Reid after being caught in a rip at Bronte Beach on August 30, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a surf warning as massive waves continue to hit the NSW coast. The hazardous conditions are expected to render many coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming too dangerous. (Photo by Jenny Evans/Getty Images) Jenny Evans/Getty Images Susy was taken to the hospital to be examined for salt water in her lungs. The beach remained closed for the day due to hazardous conditions. Jenny Evans/Getty Images The beach remained closed for the day due to hazardous conditions.

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