Child 'stable' after near drowning on Coast beach

LATEST: A 6-YEAR-old boy who was pulled from a Sunshine Coast pool after being submerged for up to 30 seconds is in a stable condition. 

The boy, who was with his father at Kings Beach Pool, Caloundra about 1.15pm on Monday when the incident happened, was transferred to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane overnight. 

He remains there in a stable condition. 
 

UPDATE: A boy taken to hospital after a near-drowning incident on the Sunshine Coast was underwater for up to 30 seconds before being pulled out.

The boy, 6, was with his father at Kings Beach Pool, Caloundra, about 1.15pm when he went under. 

Sunshine Coast lifeguard supervisor Rhys Drury said the boy's father pulled him from the water. 

"He was conscious, breathing and regurgitating water," he said. 

Lifeguards were on hand to help and paramedics took the boy to Nambour General Hospital for further assessment. 

It's believed the boy and his father were visitors to the Sunshine Coast.

Great weather and the school holiday period had attracted crowds to beaches up and down the Coast but Mr Drury said gentle surf conditions meant lifeguards were having a pretty "quite" time. 

"Visitation is up on this time last year, but the number of incidents and rescues is down," Mr Drury said. 
 

EARLIER: A child is in a serious condition after nearly drowning at a Sunshine Coast beach.

Paramedics were called to Kings Beach, Caloundra, about 1.15pm, where the incident occurred.

The child has been taken by ambulance to Nambour General Hospital in a serious condition.


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