there were 3000 near drowning rescues in a recent year - upto 100 a day when summer beach crowds peak at 20-30,000. this is an incredible amount of near death experience, especially when you consider that there are virtually no deaths by drowning at bondi.
that was until a year or two back when a middle aged woman and her brother in law simultaneously got into difficulties and were both dragged from the water unconscious, not breathing, no pulse. the woman was resuscitated, the man died despite 15 minutes of shoving at his chest on the beach.
this was all relayed on daytime. a man dying on the beach.
earlier today i watched an AJ documentary about russian youth climbing dangerously on high buildings and other immense structures. they film themselves. they film their friends falling to their deaths. AJ gave a warning at the start of the film not to copy these activities, then ramped up the excitement with some high energy cool music as we watched the death defy-ers do their thing. a young man fell from 20 storeys. we watched friom a distance. he bounced off the side of the building half way down. once. in silence. he fell quickly, sideways, upside down. it was death on daytime again.
i dont know what the law is about this kind of thing. but it seems weird and creepy that fat people can sit home with crisps and watch other people die during the day for their entertainment. just to fill the empty daytime hours.