OnScene Bondi has talked to surfers this evening who had made the decision to utilise Bondi Beach as their place to exercise and de-stress. Dozens of surfers entered the closed off beach the moment life guards ended their patrols and exit well after the night sets in.
A 16-year-old female has been rescued after a 3 hour operation in Diamond Bay overnight It's understood the teenager was socialising with friends prior to falling 15 metres from a cliff.
Bondi Beach has closed after health officials declared no more than 500 people can be on the beach at a time. A decision by lifeguards was made to close Bondi Beach as they simply do not have the resources to continually count numbers and deny entry when the number is exceeded.
It was "Business as usual" at Bondi Beach with thousands descending upon the sand, water and grassy areas. "Social Distancing" was the last thing on many minds as many just enjoyed the seasonably hot day.
Waverley police are investigating an alleged assault on Bondi Rd in Bondi Junction overnight which has ended with a man needing hospital treatment. Police are searching for the offender. The incident occurred at around 3.30am. The man was transported in a stable condition with suspected abdominal injuries.
Emergency services responded to numerous triple zero calls at around 11.45pm after smoke and flames were impacting a unit in Dangar Place in Chippendale. It took around an hour to extinguish the blaze which destroyed the property. Around 80% of the property was impacted by fire and the remaining by heat and smoke.
A man has drowned and a female rescued after a large wave swept them off rocks in Bondi Beach this afternoon. Emergency services and lifeguards rushed to the scene but could not locate the man who was underwater near the edge of the rocks.