A man is in a critical condition after being pulled unconscious from the surf at Mermaid Beach.
Emergency crews were called just before 8am this morning, following reports a surfer had come into trouble in the water.
A group of surfers managed to bring the man, aged in his 60s, to shore where they performed CPR.
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The man was then worked on at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to Gold Coast University Hospital.
A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed he was taken in a critical condition.