Four hospitalised after spate of near-drownings on Gold Coast

Authorities are pleading for Gold Coasters to remain extra cautious in and around water following a shocking number of near-drownings in the past 24 hours.

A teenage boy was rushed to hospital overnight after coming into trouble while swimming at Surfers Paradise around 11.00pm.

The teen was rescued from the beach off Orchid Avenue and treated on scene by critical care paramedics before being taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.


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It followed a busy day for paramedics on Saturday, which saw a toddler hospitalised after nearly drowning at Labrador.

Emergency crews were called to the near-drowning at Marine Parade and Labrador Street just before 5pm.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed the youngster was taken to the Uni Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Meanwhile, two people were rescued earlier in the day after nearly drowning while swimming at Main Beach.

It happened at a location off Seaworld Drive around 3.00pm, with the pair thankfully taken to hospital in a stable condition.

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