Male critical after near-drowning in Gold Coast canal

A swimmer has been rushed to hospital in a critical condition after a near-drowning incident on the Gold Coast.

Queensland Ambulance said paramedics, including the High Acuity Response Unit, were called to Broadbeach Waters around 7.30am on Sunday.

It’s understood the male got into trouble in a canal off a private residence.


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They have since been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

Queensland Police are the scene.