A swimmer has been rushed to hospital after a near-drowning incident on the Gold Coast.
The man got into trouble in the surf at Broadbeach just after 8.00am on Thursday.
Queensland Ambulance said they took on a bit of water while out in the surf and needed to be helped to the shore by others.
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They were then checked over by paramedics, including Critical Care, before being rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.