Anyone heading to the beach this long weekend is being urged to be careful, with a young child already coming into trouble while swimming on the southern Gold Coast.
Emergency crews were called to Bilinga Beach around 1.30pm on Friday, following reports of a near-drowning incident.
It’s understood to have happened at a location off Pacific Parade and Lang Street.
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A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson told myGC paramedics treated a primary school aged child at the scene.
Thankfully he was “alert and conscious” when crews arrived.
The youngster has since been taken to Tweed Hospital in a serious but stable condition.