Woman is found dead and another swimmer is missing in rough seas at a popular holiday spot
A woman has drowned and a man is feared missing in rough seas after a late night swim at a popular beach on the Gold Coast.
The pair were seen entering the surf at Broadbeach around 9.20pm on Thursday night.
Emergency services were called to the beach an hour later following reports a unresponsive woman was located near Kurrawa surf club.
It’s understood members of the public spotted the women in the water and pulled her body to shore.
Witnesses and paramedics desperately tried to revive the woman but she died at the scene.
A search and rescue operation was launched but failed to locate the missing swimmer.
The search for the missing man resumed on Friday morning with aerial assistance and personnel scouring the beach.
A report will be prepared for the coroner in relation to the woman’s death.
More to come.