A former lifeguard became a knight in shining amour for a child trapped underneath a boat at a Melbourne beach.
Nick Mazzeo was relaxing on Safety Beach when a 54-year-old driver lost control of the boat near the jetty and accidentally accelerated.
The vessel 'jumped up onto the pier...about two metres', according to a witness, and then slowly sank into the water and capsized with two children on board.
An 11-year-old boy was quickly pulled from the water but a seven-year-old girl became trapped underneath the boat under the water.
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A group of onlookers including a former lifesaver have rescued a girl, 7, from a capsized boat
A 54-year-old driver lost control of the boat near the jetty and then accidentally accelerated
The boat narrowly missed hitting fisherman and people jumping from the jetty, according to
Along with several other onlookers, Mr Mazzeo rushed to the end of the pier to help the little girl after the boy was pulled from the water immediately.