The body of a missing swimmer was recovered following a live news report, in which the weatherman attended with the recovery.
Here's the full story...
The body was quickly identified as that of thirty-two-year-old Jake Jacobs.
Jake, who was originally from the U.K but living and working in Queensland, Australia as a gym manager, was last seen with an unnamed woman at a Gold Coast beach.
Police believe the pair had gone for a nude swim...
As his car, which was found parked nearby, had a sticker which said: "Get Naked Australia."
The woman's body was found shortly afterward.
Paramedics desperately tried to revive the woman, a Ukrainian national, after she was spotted on the sand at a nearby beach, but their efforts were to little avail.
A massive search and rescue mission for Jake was launched as soon as his partner's body had been discovered...
Though authorities warned that they did not "expect to find anybody alive" due to rough conditions.
And sadly, their predictions were correct.
On February 6th, Jake's body was pulled from the water by a TV weatherman shortly following a live report.
In a statement, MyFitness Club Broadbeach, the gym in which Jake had worked, said:
"It is with great sadness that we mourn the tragic loss of our club manager Jake. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family at this time. He was instrumental in helping grow the awesome club that many of you call a second home. You will be missed mate."
Since the report aired, the tributes have been flooding in from his horrified friends and coworkers...
And now, in the aftermath of Luke's death, the weatherman who helped to recover his body has spoken out.
Luke Bradnam, Nine News Gold Coasts' weatherman, had just finished a live broadcast from the scene when he was told about what onlookers thought was a struggling swimmer.
Of the horrifying experience, he explained:
"A boogie border at Narrowneck alerted me - he thought he'd seen someone struggling again out in the surf."
"I immediately stripped off and raced out with the boogie boarder to help the person in trouble."
However, as he approached, it became evident that the struggling swimmer was, in fact, Jake's body.
Along with the other beach goers, Luke was able to bring the body back to shore.
"It goes to show just how dangerous the conditions are down here at the moment, you can see behind me that the police are on the scene."
"It's a pretty harrowing scene down here."
Luke was visibly shaken as he wrapped up the report.
Rest in peace, Jake Jacobs.
Our thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time.