Vale: Terry ‘Tezz’ McDermott

Lifesaver Terry 'Tezz' McDermott, who featured on 10's Bondi Rescue, has died.

Lifesaver Terry ‘Tezz’ McDermott, who featured on Bondi Rescue, has died.

News.com.au reports he died on September 1 surrounded by family and friends after a battle with cancer.

“Terry was a charismatic, articulate character who always had a wonderful story to tell,” Sunshine Coast Lifeguards shared on Facebook.

“He was a friend and colleague to many lifeguards around the country and in fact well known all over the world.

“RIP champion.”

On a Bondi Rescue Lifeguards Facebook post, his colleagues posted, “The lifeguard world is mourning the loss of one of nicest watermen to don a jersey. 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  Thank you for your service to the community. Rest easy great man.”

In addition to Bondi Rescue, he also starred in the 10 spin-off series, Bondi Rescue: Bali.

Co-star Trent Maxwell also shared a moving tribute to Mr McDermott, thanking him for “teaching me the ropes of lifeguarding”.

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