More than 100 swimmers rescued from rough surf on the Gold Coast

LIFEGUARDS have rescued more than 100 swimmers in the space of just two days on Gold Coast beaches.

A total of 114 people were plucked from rough surf on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Westpac Rescue chopper was forced to winch a woman to safety yesterday after she became caught in a rip off Burleigh Heads.


Meanwhile, a young boy was rescued from the dangerous surf at Broadbeach on Friday morning.

PHOTO: Twitter via 7 News Queensland @7NewsQueensland

PHOTO: Twitter via 7 News Queensland @7NewsQueensland

It’s understood he’d been tossed around by large waves and suffered suspected spinal injuries.

He was placed on a spinal board and carried from the beach to an awaiting ambulance.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the child was transported to hospital in a stable condition.

Further south, 12 people have drowned in New South Wales in the past week, including two today.