Man hospitalised after ‘near drowning’

A MAN has been rushed to hospital after almost drowning on the Gold Coast this morning.

Emergency services were called to reports of a “near drowning incident” in Surfers Paradise shortly before 9am.

Queensland Ambulance said paramedics treated an adult male at the scene before transporting him to hospital.


The man was transported to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately known.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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