Lifesavers kept busy with multiple rescues, shark sighting on Gold Coast

SURF lifesavers have been kept busy with multiple rescues and a shark scare on the Gold Coast.

In just 2.5 hours on Sunday morning, four children and a woman needed rescuing in separate incidents.

It started around 10am when an 11-year-old boy became caught in a rip at Tallebudgera Beach.


He was swimming between the flags at the time and was helped back to shore by Surf Lifesavers.

Then, just before 11.30am, Lifesavers sounded the alarm after spotting a shark in Currumbin Creek.

Swimmers were warned to be extra vigilant as the shark swam upstream.

No more than 10 minutes later and Lifesavers were forced to rescue a 10-year-old boy at Tugun.

He’d gotten into trouble after drifting outside of the red and yellow flags.

Then, just after midday, a 10-year-old girl needed rescuing from outside of the flags at Palm Beach.

Lifesavers were then needed to rescue a 14-year-old boy at Currumbin.

Again, Surf Life Saving Queensland says he too was swimming outside of the red and yellow flags.

Then, just after 12.30pm, a 45-year-old woman needed saving at Tallebudgera Beach after getting swept up in a rip.

It’s understood she was swimming between the flags when she became caught in the rip.

Fortunately, thanks entirely to the Lifesavers on duty, all five were brought back to shore without incident.