Man rescued by helicopter after jet ski accident at the Gold Coast Seaway

A man has had to be rescued by helicopter after coming off his jet ski at the Gold Coast Seaway.

The 25-year-old was knocked off his watercraft on Christmas afternoon.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called in to retrieve the man.


Queensland Ambulance Service then transported him by road to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

It capped off a busy day for lifeguards with thousands of people flocking to beaches along the Gold Coast and right across the State to soak up the sunshine.

Surf Life Saving Queensland estimates that in excess of 228,000 visited beaches across the State on Christmas Day.

47 people had to be rescued with 165 people treated for minor ailments.

Beaches across the Gold Coast are expected to be packed again for Boxing Day with beautiful conditions forecast.

The Gold Coast is heading for a mostly sunny day with tops of 28 with these conditions tipped to last until at least New Year’s Day.

Gold Coast Council lifeguards were predicting between 50,000 and 100,000 would visit Coast beaches over Christmas Day and Boxing Day.