Gold Coast bodyboarder left with suspected spinal injuries after surf accident

A TEENAGE bodyboader has been rushed to hospital with suspected spinal injuries after he was reportedly dumped by a wave on the Gold Coast this morning. 

Paramedics were called to popular Snapper Rocks beach just before midday with reports a teenage male had been injured in the surf. 

It’s understood he was on a boogie board riding a wave about 11.45am. 


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He has been transported stable Tweed Heads Hospital.

It comes after a man had to be airlifted from South Stradbroke Island yesterday after he’d reportedly jumped into the water from a tree and hit his head just before 3pm.

It’s understood CPR was administered for up to 30 minutes before he was winched into a helicopter and flown to hospital in a critical condition with head and neck injuries. 

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