North Steyne SLSC Joe Jenkins struck by a car in a hit and run incident

Mourning a lifesaving champion lost in tragic hit and run

It says a lot about the Jenkins family that even in great tragedy they continue to make a difference.

Joe Jenkins was an acclaimed surf lifesaving champion who spent a large chunk of his childhood representing North Steyne SLSC and giving back through up to 50 hours a season on volunteer patrol duties.

Tragically, Joe lost his life when he was struck by a car in a hit and run incident in rural New Zealand last month.

The former St Augustine's College student was attending an adventure camp and was making his way back to base late at night when the accident occurred. He was just 20.

Local police are still searching for the driver of the vehicle.

In lieu of flowers and gift baskets, the Jenkins family has instead asked for donations to be made to North Steyne SLSC. The money will be used to fund a range of equipment vital to the day-to-day operations at the club.

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