A man is fighting for life after a near drowning in Burleigh Heads this afternoon.
The 43-year-old was pulled unconscious from the water near Second Avenue at around 3.30pm.
It’s understood he hit his head on the sand.
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Friends dragged him to the shore before performing CPR until emergency services arrived.
Paramedics, including Critical Care, continued treating the man at the scene.
He was later rushed to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane in a critical condition.
A 43-year-old man has been taken to the PA Hospital in a critical condition after he was rescued from the water off Burleigh Heads this afternoon. Report on 7NEWS Gold Coast at 5.30pm. https://t.co/ml7HLBtvLN #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/wyjnOSr5ca
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