Tragedy as man drowns in Gold Coast canal

A MAN has tragically died after being pulled unresponsive from a canal in Surfers Paradise.

Emergency services were called to a near-drowning at the end of Sunset Boulevard about 2pm.

Queensland Ambulance said paramedics assessed a male patient in a critical condition at the scene.


Despite the best efforts of paramedics, however, the man could not be revived.

It’s understood the man was pronounced dead at the scene, before he could be taken to hospital.

The man’s age and exact circumstances surrounding the incident were not immediately known.

Police are investigating whether alcohol was involved, with reports suggesting the man may have been intoxicated.