Man recovering after nearly drowning at Gold Coast beach

A man’s recovering this morning, after a near drowning on the Gold Coast yesterday.

It happened at Main Beach just after 5.00pm.

It’s understood the man was out of the water before emergency services arrived.


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Paramedics were called to the beach near McArthur Parade and Stafford Avenue, where they briefly treated a male in his 40s.

Critical care paramedics were also called to the scene.

The man was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment a short time later.

He’s believed to be in a stable condition.

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My brother, Michael Hill, was the volunteer life-saver who rescued this man. He had finished his duty at Main Beach and had just got dressed to go home for the day. What a hero! So proud of him, and all the other life-savers, who put themselves in danger to keep us safe at the beach each summer! ? ?