CPR performed on swimmer at North Mackay pool

UPDATE 4.23pm:

A swimmer required CPR after getting into 'difficulty' while in the water at a North Mackay swimming pool on Tuesday.

The Pioneer Swim Centre staff pulled the 23-year-old man from the water, after he cried for help.

Northern Beaches Senior Sergeant Adrian Rieck was off-duty at the pool at the time.

Snr Sgt Rieck said other swimmers and swimming pool staff were shocked and shaken by the incident.

"Staff rescued the man from the pool and noticing that he has a medical emergency they began CPR," he said.

Paramedics arrived soon after and transported the swimmer to Mackay Base Hospital in a serious but stable condition.


THERE has been reports that a person has been pulled unconscious out of a public pool in Mackay.

According to a Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman, paramedics were called to the Pioneer Swim Centre on Malcomson St about 3.30pm Tuesday.

Initial reports were that a 20-year-old person had suffered a "medical condition" while in the water.

REVIEW: Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead disgusted me

I'm disgusted by The Walking Dead premiere.

SPOILERS: The Walking Dead premiere disgusted me.

YOUR PICS: Best sunset photos that lit up Fraser Coast

Special sunset with a rainbow as a bonus.

To top it all off there was a rainbow.

UPDATE: Below average temps for Hervey Bay and Maryborough

Rain falls out to sea at Pialba beach.

There were no records broken but the weather got cold.

Local Partners

Taylor Swift files lawsuit over alleged groping

Taylor Swift source Bang

Swift has commenced legal action against a DJ over the incident

Kanye West threatens to boycott Grammys

West says he won't go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's not nominated

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Dad's Army comic genius Jim Perry dies

Jimmy Perry, the creator of Dad's Army.

Dad's Army series captured all that British people savour

Check out some fashions from the Coast festival

FASHION: Ocean Zen range.

Images from the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival show what's hot

Australian Survivor's magician Matt out of tricks

Australian Survivor contestant Matt Tarrant.

SHOW'S power couple looks unstoppable in race to the finish.

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.