Off-duty paramedic in the right place after boat overturns on Gold Coast

LATEST @ 2.40 PM | A man has been taken to hospital after a boat overturned in waters on the northern Gold Coast this afternoon.

An off-duty paramedic was in the right place at the right time and came across the overturned boat in Jacobs Well around 1.00pm on Friday.

Further Queensland Ambulance units were then called to the scene to assist.


A QAS spokesperson told myGC two men, one aged in his 60s and another aged in his 20s, were found in the water.

The pair were treated at the scene by paramedics after “taking on some water”.

One man has since been taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital with a shoulder injury and spinal precautions, while the other man declined treatment or transport to hospital.

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Hi, I was wondering if you know who the off-duty paramedic was? I work for the union representing QAS paramedics ( and want to mention her/his heroic deed in our social media. Cheers, Ben

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Duncan Ronald James Robins