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Busy weekend for surf life saving crews with rescues across the Illawarra

Busy weekend for surf life saving crews with rescues across the Illawarra

Two women have been hospitalised after near drownings in the Illawarra at the weekend.

A woman got into trouble at Little Austinmer beach yesterday - with a quick thinking surfer coming to her aid.

She was brought to shore semi-conscious before being raced to hospital.

A second woman was also had to be hospitalised after being swept out into a rip around 250 metres south of the flags at Wollongong City Beach.

Warm sunny conditions saw a return to crowds flocking to Illawarra beaches.

Lifesavers recorded 17 rescues along the Illawarra beaches, including treating a number of people suffering marine stings from visiting blue bottles.

Rescues were recorded at Thirroul, Woonona, Fairy Meadow, North Wollongong and Wollongong City beaches.