An Austalian man walking on a Gold Coast toursit beach saw a young kangaroo hopped straight past him and into the sea.
Neil McCallum became concerned that the young roo was struggling in the heavy waves and being pulled out to sea.
He ran home to collect his surfboard and paddled out to the young marsupial.
"I tried to wrestle him on to my surfboard and he found it difficult to stay on board," said Mr McCallum.
He guided it to a sand bar on Kirra Beach, where the animal recovered, shook itself dry and hopped away.