At Currumbin Alley, though, 16-year-old photog Luke Workman captured this nightmarish photo sequence demonstrating what happens when a tow-in goes completely awry. “Everyone was just amazed and in shock after they fell, he got sucked backward into the wave while his mate was in the barrel,” Workman told the Gold Coast Bulletin. “They were on one of the smaller waves that came through as well.
After the incident, water police sent a patrol to the scene, but chose not to enforce exclusionary zones. “Police did get down there … there were only two or three jet skis out,” water police Senior Sargeant Kim Hill told the Gold Coast Bulletin.
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