Two treated for hypothermia after car plunges into water on northern Gold Coast

UPDATE @ 10.30AM | The driver of a car that ended up in a creek bed at Coomera claims he was just trying to do a three-point turn when the vehicle flipped.

The red Mazda 3 ended up on its side near Waterway Drive around 1.50am.

The driver returned to the scene this morning to check the damage to his car.


He told reporters at the scene that he was under water for about 30 seconds.

Despite Queensland Ambulance confirming they treated two people for hypothermia, the man insists he was the only one in the car.

Police say they are still investigating.

A tow truck arrived to retrieve the vehicle this morning during low tide.

The man then bizarrely smashed the window of his own car with a rock to retrieve some belongings.

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EARLIER @ 8.30AM | Two men have ended up in hospital after their car plunged into waters on the northern Gold Coast.

Emergency Services were called to Waterways Drive at Coomera just before 2am after reports a car had gone into the water at the Marina

It’s understood the pair managed to free themselves from the vehicle before it sank.

Paramedics treated the two men on scene for hypothermia

One of them was taken by ambulance to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

The second male was transported to hospital by private means.

Police say exactly how the car ended up in the water is not clear.

Officers are yet to speak to the driver of the car.