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