Bondi Rescue lifeguard Terry ‘Tezz’ McDermott has died after an extended battle with cancer.
The unhappy information was introduced in an emotional tribute on the Bondi Lifeguards Instagram, late Friday night.
“The lifeguard world is mourning the loss of one of nicest watermen to don a jersey,” the publish stated.
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“This selfless man saved countless lives during his career spanning more than 30 years working at many different beaches.”
“Terry, Tezzy, T-Mac, Moondoggy McDermott. Thank you for your service to the community.”
In line with Sunshine Coast Lifeguards, McDermott misplaced his battle with cancer on September 1, surrounded by household in Sydney.
“Terry was a charismatic articulate character who always had a wonderful story to tell,” the Fb tribute learn.
“He was a friend and colleague to many Lifeguards around the country and in fact well known all over the world.
McDermott labored as a lifeguard on the Central Coast for 20 years, and one other 10 as a lifeguard at Bondi Seashore.
He starred within the hit actuality present Bondi Rescue, and Bondi Rescue: Bali.
He leaves behind spouse Joanna and son Matt.
Followers flocked to social Media to pay tribute to the Aussie legend.
“So sad to hear of his passing. He always came across as a man full of compassion for young and old. My sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Memories last a lifetime and Terry has left a lot of memories for everyone to cherish,” one person stated.
“A devastating loss, rest easy now Tez. Much love to his family and the @bondilifeguards who will be feeling his loss,” stated one other.
“Gonna miss you Tez. If there were more people like you in this world it would be a better place. So many great memories that I will always hang on to. Think of Jo and Matty during this tough time. RIP my good friend,” a pal commented.
Lifeguard Trent ‘Maxi’ Maxwell additionally shared an emotional tribute for his pal and co-star, thanking him for “teaching me the ropes of lifeguarding”.
‘I will miss you mate, never a dull moment,” Maxwell wrote.
“You were a great waterman and always had some great wisdom to share to the young blokes.
“We had some great times together, you will be missed.”
In a tragic last publish to his Instagram web page, McDermott posted a video of himself with a pal he had met within the Prince of Wales cancer ward, whereas awaiting chemotherapy.
“Both Dave and I have found the answer to Cancer and it’s singing and laughing,” he captioned the video.
With smiles behind their masks, the 2 sing alongside to songs earlier than saying “Cancer can’t get us, we’re too happy.”
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