Horror as swimmer drowns during an early morning dip after paramedics battled to save them on the sand – marking the THIRD drowning at the popular spot in just two days
- Swimmer, believed to be adult, drowned at Mermaid Beach in the Gold Coast
A swimmer has drowned at a Gold Coast beach on Saturday morning, marking the third death at the popular spot in just two days.
Emergency services were called to Mermaid Beach around 7.40am on Saturday with paramedics desperately trying to revive the person on the sand.
Tragically the swimmer, believed to be an adult, was unable to be saved.
Beaches along the Gold Coast have been closed due to huge swells of up to two metres.
A swimmer has drowned at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast on Saturday morning
It comes after gym manager, Jake Jacobs, 32, and his female friend Julia Boika, 29, tragically drowned at Broadbeach while going for a late night swim on Thursday night.
Ms Boika’s body washed ashore an hour later but Mr Jacobs wasn’t found until late on Friday night.
More to come.