Woman critical after near drowning on Gold Coast

A WOMAN is fighting for her life after nearly drowning in a pool on the Gold Coast.

Emergency crews rushed to a home in Merrimac just before 9.00pm last night, after receiving reports a woman had come into trouble while swimming.

The woman, aged in her 50s, was treated at the scene by Critical Care Paramedics.


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She was then rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the High Acuity Response Unit was also on board for transport.

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