Bondi Rescue lifeguard Terry McDermott remembered as ‘great man’ after dying from cancer

Bondi Rescue lifeguard Terry McDermott, who died on Thursday, has been remembered as a “selfless man” who saved numerous lives.

Mr McDermott’s demise was introduced on the Bondi Rescue Lifeguards Fb web page late on Friday night time.

He was a lifeguard for greater than 30 years and starred on the truth TV present Bondi Rescue between 2009 and 2013. 

Mr McDermott was recognized with prostate cancer in 2020. 

“The lifeguard world is mourning the loss of one of [the] nicest watermen to don a jersey,” the submit learn. 

“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 … Thanks on your service to the neighborhood.

“Rest easy great man.”

Weeks earlier than, in his ultimate Instagram submit, Mr McDermott shared a video of him singing with one other cancer affected person. 

Within the video on the Prince of Wales Cancer ward, Mr McDermott is seen singing Daryl Braithwaite’s hit The Horses with a person named Dave and laughing with him. 

He stated: “Cancer can’t get us, we’re too happy.” 

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Bondi Rescue co-star Trent Maxwell shared a tribute to Mr McDermott on Fb following his demise. 

“Rest In Peace ‘Ricky’ Terry McDermott thanks for teaching me the ropes of life guarding,” Mr Maxwell wrote. 

“I will miss you mate, never a dull moment you were a great waterman and always had some great Wisdom to share to the young blokes.

“We had some nice instances collectively you may be missed.” 

Mr McDermott is survived by his wife Joanna and son Matt.

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