A teenage boy is fighting for his life after being swept off rocks at a popular beach on the Southern Gold Coast.
Paramedics were called to Froggy Beach in Coolangatta just after 2.30pm on Wednesday, following reports of an “immersion incident”.
Queensland Ambulance Senior Operations Supervisor Adam Flory said a 16-year-old boy is believed to have been with friends when he was washed off the rocks.
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He was pulled from the water by lifeguards, who immediately began to perform CPR, before paramedics arrived on scene and took over.
“Through their resuscitation efforts they were able to re-start his heart,” Mr Flory said.
Despite this, the teen was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.
It comes as all beaches across the Gold Coast remain closed today due to hazardous surf.
“This is a good example about being very cautious when you’re around large and dangerous surf,” Mr Flory said.
“Things may look calm when you’re walking around the rocks and so forth, but there’s always that rogue wave that could come and wash you away.
“The conditions are so unpredictable, I think we need to be very careful of that and consider what the long term affects of that could be, the effects of other people including your family.”