BREAKING: Surfer Almost Drowns Near Swansea Heads

He was found unconscious..

A surfer's lucky to be alive after nearly drowning near Swansea Heads.

Witnesses say the man came off his board and hit his head on a rock at Frenchmans Beach just after 11:30am, spending at least two minutes under water.

The 68 year old was pulled unconscious from the water by bystanders suffering a large crack to his skull.

Paramedics say when they arrived, the man was conscious and breathing after being given CPR.

He's been taken to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.