Man seriously injured in surf at popular beach

UPDATE 1.25PM:

A rescue helicopter has flown a man to hospital after he was reportedly dumped in the surf at Kings Beach. 

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the man was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition. 

UPDATE 12PM: 

A rescue helicopter has arrived on scene of a near-drowning at Kings Beach. 

It's understood the man in his 40s was dumped by a wave and was quickly assisted by friends and lifesavers out of the surf.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the man had sustained a "serious" spinal injury following the incident. 

More to come. 

A rescue helicopter has been tasked to a near-drowning on a Sunshine Coast beach.
A rescue helicopter has been tasked to a near-drowning on a Sunshine Coast beach. Ashley Carter

EARLIER:

Paramedics have rushed to a Sunshine Coast beach after a man was pulled from the water.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics were called to Kings Beach off Ormonde Tce at about 10.45am.

"Paramedics are treating a male patient in his 40s with suspected spinal injuries following an incident at the beach," the spokesman said.

Lifeguards assisted a man out of the surf at Kings Beach this morning.
Lifeguards assisted a man out of the surf at Kings Beach this morning. Ashley Carter

The spokesman said lifeguards had assisted the man out of the water.

A rescue helicopter had been called to the incident.

More to come.



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