Police investigating after man drowned in Gold Coast lake

UPDATE @ 7.30 AM | Investigations are underway after a man drowned in a Gold Coast lake early this morning.

A body was spotted in the lake near Christine Avenue around 4.00 am, with emergency services called to the scene.

They were able to finally retrieve the body around 5.00 am, confirming a man in his 20s had passed away.


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It’s understood he’d suffered various injuries, but police are yet to confirm whether they’re treating the death as suspicious or not.

Investigations are underway to determine exactly how the body came to be in the water.

Police are expected to provide more information later this morning.

EARLIER @ 5.00 AM | Grave fears for a man who was discovered unconscious in waters in Varsity Lakes early this morning.

Emergency services were called to the lake along Christine Avenue around 4.00 am, following reports a body was in the water.

It’s understood the man, believed to be in his 30s, has suffered some injuries but it’s still not clear exactly how he came to be in the water.

Investigations are currently underway, with police and firefighters still at the scene for assistance.

Paramedics were initially called to the scene but have since left without taking anyone to hospital.

More to come.

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So he went swimming late at night while intoxicated in what he thought was a fresh water lake? Completely ignorant to the fact that the fresh water lake systems connect to the salt water in various places allowing small sharks to go in, eat all of their food sources then become to large to escape in some areas….. meaning they become hungry. Just saying.

All of the management of the waterways in my opinion is a disaster that was waiting to happen? It’s too late now though because it can’t be fixed unless they drain the lakes or catch the shark if their is believed to be one? Big expensive job.
Think of the lake in front of the Bundall arts Centre when they drained it for a road fish?