Shark Scare Shuts Gold Coast Beach

Drama At North Burleigh

Matt Petropoulos

11 February 2019

Matt Petropoulos

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There was plenty of drama at Gold Coast beaches yesterday.

Swimmers were evacuated from the water at North Burleigh at around 9.30am on Sunday when a shark was sighted during a Surf Life Saving Branch Championship event.

The beach was eventually reopened around an hour later when it swam out of sight.

Meanwhile, just a few hours earlier at Miami a surfer had been pulled to shore after being found unconscious and face down in the water.

The 69-year-old was rescued by an off-duty lifesaver at around 5.45am and revived by CPR before being taken to hospital in a critical condition.

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