Man critical with ‘serious spinal injuries’ after tackle at NRL Masters Carnival on Gold Coast

A man is fighting for life in hospital after a tackle incident in Runaway Bay this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene at Runaway Bay Sports Ground around 11.30am today.

The man – believed to be in his 30s – is suffering from ‘serious spinal injuries’.


He was rushed to Princess Alexandra hospital in a critical condition.

Paramedics have confirmed that critical care paramedics and the high acuity response team was on board.

The Runaway Bay Sports Ground is currently hosting the 2019 NRL Masters Carnival.