Four taken to hospital after day of drama on Coast beaches

A SERIES of surf accidents on the Sunshine Coast have prompted lifesavers to urge extra care in the water.

At Caloundra, paramedics were called to Shelly Beach after a teenage girl dislocated her knee about 1pm on Wednesday afternoon.

She was taken to Caloundra Hospital.

Just minutes later, there was another call to ambulance after a boy fractured his ankle after falling from a board at Kings Beach.

About an hour later, ambulance officers were called to Buddina after a girl in her 20s was rescued by her father, in his 60s. Both were taken to Nambour Hospital with the man suffering from exhaustion after the ordeal.

There were also rescues at Sunrise Beach, Peregian and Marcoola.

Lifesavers are urging people to stay within the red and yellow flags and not venture too far out.

The safest beaches to swim on the Coast generally can be found at Mooloolaba and Noosa.

However, even Mooloolaba can be tricky, especially on low tide, when there are dumping waves.

Great weather has resulted in solid crowds on Sunshine Coast beaches over the school holidays.

But the final days of the holidays may not be so sunny.

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