Swimmer dies in second drowning this week

A MAN has tragically drowned while swimming at a beach on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

The man was pulled from the surf by a fellow swimmer at Noosa Main Beach on Thursday morning.

He was spotted floating face down about 400m outside of the Red and Yellow Flags about 8.30am.


Surf Life Savers immediately began performing CPR on the man until paramedics arrived.

Sadly though, there was nothing that ambulance officers could do to save the man.

It’s understood paramedics worked on the man for more than 30 minutes but he could not be revived.

The man, believed to be aged in his 60s, died before he could be transported to hospital.

It’s believed the man may have suffered a heart attack while in the water.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Tragically, it’s the second drowning at Noosa in four days.

Lindsay Connolly, 30, died after being pulled from the water at nearby Dolphin Point on Monday.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. 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 myGC.com.au 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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