Surf competitor injured in boating incident on the Gold Coast

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships has been forced to suspend competition after a man was struck in the head in a boating incident in North Kirra.

The man in his 50s suffered serious facial injuries when a boat overturned during competition just after 10am today.

Paramedics, including the High Acuity Response Unit, rushed to the scene just off Gibson Street and Pacific Parade.


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The man has been taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

Multiple beaches have been closed across South East Queensland due to hazardous surf.