Man drowns at Surfers Paradise beach

A man has tragically drowned at Surfers Paradise beach this long weekend, marking the first fatality for the 2021/22 patrol season.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, was found face down in the waters at Surfers Paradise by a surfer around 2.30 pm.

He was pulled from the water, where paramedics then began CPR efforts.


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Paramedics were called to the scene as well, but despite desperate attempts, the man couldn’t be saved.

Queensland Ambulance Acting Inspector Will Houghton says it was a busy beach day.

“It was a tragic day, there were a lot of people on the beach today who witnessed what happened.

“But the first-aiders and the surf lifesavers did an absolutely fantastic job and gave him the best opportunity today,” Mr Houghton said.

Paramedics had not ruled out a medical episode being the cause of the fatality.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.