Nine’s Gold Coast weather report took a grizzly turn over the weekend when the reporter revealed he’d just pulled a dead body from the water moments earlier.
Weather reporter Luke Bradnam was reporting on surfing conditions at Narrowneck south of Surfers Paradise when a boogie boarder in the surf alerted him to a man in the water.
Bradnam then stripped off and dived into the water to attempt a rescue. Unfortunately it turned out to be the body of British backpacker Jake Jacobs who had been reported missing following an evening swim 24-hours earlier.
— 9News Gold Coast (@9NewsGoldCoast) February 5, 2021
Bradnam telling viewers after the dramatic incident: “A boogie border at Narrowneck alerted me, he thought he’d seen someone struggling again out in the surf.
“I immediately stripped off and raced out with the boogie boarder to help the person in trouble.
“It became pretty evident that there was a body floating in the water.
“The two of us were able to secure the body and start making our way through a rip, back into shore,” he said.
The deceased, Jake Jacobs, 24, had been living in Australia since 2019 and was reported missing after a late-night swim with friend Julia Bokia the previous evening. After a lengthy rescue effort, Boika was found unconscious on nearby Kurrawa Beach on Thursday night, but despite efforts by paramedics to revive her, she later died.
Twitter has just experienced its fastest growth in revenue since 2014, with the social media platform benefiting from increased interest from advertisers. Revenue was up 74 per cent YoY, according to the company’s Q2 results, reaching $US1.19 billion ($1.6 billion) from $US683.4 million ($925 million) 12 months ago. The strong results came in the same […]
Wild Turkey has announced the launch of its new global creative campaign and platform, ‘Trust Your Spirit’, featuring the brand’s creative director and spokesperson, Matthew McConaughey. The global campaign and platform ‘Trust Your Spirit’ is to encourage people to be bold, unapologetically themselves, and stay true to who they are. The global tagline and ethos […]
Telecommunications company Optus has announced it will launch the world’s first TikTok sign-language activated filter. Featuring Optus ambassador Ian Thorpe, Optus will unveil a branded effect that shows TikTok users how to say key phrases in Auslan sign language, including ‘How are you?’ and ‘It starts with Yes’, through the hashtag challenge #SignYes. Optus will […]
Podsights has revealed new insights into the effectiveness of advertising in podcasts, tracking global and Australian podcast advertising trends. This is the first Australian report to be published since ARN partnered with Podsights to set the standard for best-in-class podcast advertising measurement. The report includes additional analysis and follows a series of Measurement Masterclasses held for […]
NGEN’s 2021 charity cup has raised over $175,000 for UnLtd charity partner Gotcha4Life. Gotcha4Life is a not-for-profit foundation raising awareness and funding to provide educational workshops and innovative programs that build mental fitness in individuals and communities. While Sydney and Brisbane completed the Charity Cup in June, before Covid restrictions hit, the final leg in […]
Australian tech incubator Cicada Innovations and Biennale of Sydney are launching the ‘New & Sustainable Materials Challenge,’ in an effort to create a more sustainable future. The works of chosen material-makers will be showcased to millions of Biennale audiences, exhibition partners, and exhibition makers globally. The Challenge is open to any Australian and UK startups, […]