Authorities are urging anyone hitting the water this long weekend to take extra care.
It comes after a person suffered a suspected spinal injury after diving into waters at Palm Beach yesterday afternoon.
The accident happened at a location off the Gold Coast Highway and Tallebudgera Tourist Park Access just before 3.00pm.
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Emergency crews including critical care paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit rushed to the scene and treated one person.
They were then taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious but stable condition.