At 6:20 Thursday evening Everything Geraldton received a message from a reader along with some photos.
It said: "Heroic action on kite surfer currently happening at the point."
A few photos later we received the good news that all were safe:
"Rescuer and the rescued safely in."
It was a friend of the brave man who swam to the rescue that messaged us. He filled us in on the story and the hero's identity.
"It was only one lone kite surfer who stacked it on their kite and were out in the water not moving getting sucked out towards hells gate passage, entangled in their kite lines, the rescuer swam out there about 1km off shore and untangled him and helped him swim back to shore, if it wasn't for him the sharks would of got him or he would of drowned, the rescuer was Ryan Tomlinson."