Man in critical condition after being pulled from surf on Gold Coast

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.


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.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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