A WOMAN has suffered extensive injuries after being smashed against rocks by dangerous waves on the southern Gold Coast.
The woman, believed to be aged in her 50s, was standing on rocks at Rainbow Bay when she was hit by a wave shortly after midday.
She is said to have sustained injuries to her entire body, including extensive cuts and lacerations to her face.
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The badly injured woman was treated by lifesavers and paramedics at the scene before being taken to Tweed Base Hospital.
It was just one of many incidents on Gold Coast beaches on Saturday.
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Earlier, a 14-year-old boy was pulled semi-conscious from the water at Southport.
He was treated by lifesavers and paramedics at the scene before being transported to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
A woman was also treated by ambulance officers and taken to Gold Coast University Hospital after injuring her hip at Burleigh Beach.
But lifesavers were not only busy saving lives, they were also busy trying to protect their own.
Lifesavers were bailed up and threatened by six men on the beach in Surfers Paradise just after 1pm.
They radioed for urgent help and called police who are now investigating the incident.
It’s understood officers caught up with the men several streets away a short time later.
Meanwhile, SLSQ Gold Coast duty officer Ken Lloyd has confirmed all beaches between North Kirra and Southport will remain closed for the entire weekend as Cyclone Gita continues to whip up dangerous surf.
Swimmers are being urged to stay well away from the beaches. Read more here.