Peter Williams was a chiropractor living in Caloundra, on the Sunshine Coast. Pete loved being a chiropractor, he also loved being a Surf Lifesaver.
One day, when Pete was on patrol at Kings Beach, a skydiver jumped from a plane. Instead of landing on the sand, the skydiver landed in the water and Pete had to rescue him.
That rescue inspired Pete to write a children’s story. He hoped that one day it could be published and raise money for Surf Life Saving.
He worked hard, he asked friends to help him. He paid money to have illustrations done. He needed to find out about printing, but before it could get finished Pete got very ill and died. Even though he died Pete had cared so much about the book that he left money in his will to pay for the book to be published.
That became the Surf Rescue book.
Pete had always loved kids. When he left university he worked as a PE Teacher for many years.
Even when he became a chiropractor he was still involved with schools by supporting school chaplaincy.
A lot of people knew him in Caloundra and Maleny because he had clinics there and he went to church in Caloundra.
He loved the outdoors, he loved the beach, he loved being a glider pilot, he loved astronomy and had a really big telescope.
If you read the Surf Rescue book you can find out a little bit more about Pete.