A fun day at the beach at Huskisson could have turned to tragedy had it not been for three “angels” according to Sydney man Glenn Cash.
Mr Cash has praised three men who saved his nine-year-old granddaughter as she was being washed into Jervis Bay.
The girl was riding a bodyboard in Moona Moona Creek on Wednesday morning when she was caught in the quickly moving outgoing tide and swept into the entrance with the bay.
“We had only been at Moona Creek for about five minutes,” he said.
“She was there one minute and gone the next.”
She was washed onto rocks and suffered serious cuts to her legs.
“I just felt so hopeless,” Mr Cash said.
“I was there with her nine-year-old twin brother and could only watch.
“It all happened so quickly, there was no way I could get to her.
“It was the most terrible feeling I’ve ever had.
“Thankfully, a man on the other side of the creek managed to grab her before she was swept right out and two others also came to her aid.”
Mr Cash said his granddaughter suffered deep cuts to her legs from oysters after being washed over rocks.
“I suppose I want to warn people who aren’t locals and don’t know about the possible dangers in the tide changes,” he said.
“But I must also thank the three angels who saved my granddaughter.
“Unfortunately, in all the mayhem I didn’t get their names or the women who came to her aid and cared and comforted her, wrapping her cut legs in beach towels.
“I can’t thank them all enough. It is just a beautiful community down here which came together to help us when we were in need.”
Mr Cash’s granddaughter was taken by ambulance to Shoalhaven District Hospital, for doctors to treat the cuts to her legs.