Elderly man fighting for life after being pulled from river in Surfers Paradise

An elderly man is fighting for life in hospital after a near-drowning incident in Surfers Paradise yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Genoa Street around 7.00pm.

It’s understood the man – aged in his 70s – was pulled from the river.


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Paramedics – including critical care and the high acuity response unit – were in attendance.

The man was treated briefly at the scene, before being rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

He remains fighting for life in the Gold Coast University Hospital.

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