Man struck by boat propeller on the Gold Coast

A MAN is recovering in a Brisbane hospital tonight after reportedly being struck by a boat propeller on the northern Gold Coast.

It’s understood a vessel overturned in water off Rocky Point Road at Woongoolba, near Jacobs Well, just before 2pm.

It’s believed a man aged in his 40s was thrown from the boat and landed on its propeller.


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An ambulance spokesperson told myGC the man had sustained “significant chest injuries” in the accident.

Paramedics worked to stabilise him at the scene before rushing him to the Prince Alfred hospital for treatment.

Ambulance officers said the man was transported in a serious condition.