Horror on a Sydney beach as man is pulled from water after ‘drowning’
- Male swimmer in his sixties is feared to have drowned on Redleaf Beach
- Emergency services called Sydney beach after he was taken out of the water
- Paramedics worked desperately to save the swimmers, including CPR
An elderly man is feared to have drowned after being pulled unconscious from the water on a popular beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Emergency crews were called to Redleaf Beach in Double Bay shortly before 1:00 p.m. Thursday after reports that a man in his sixties was found unconscious in the water and had to be dragged to shore by other swimmers.
Five ambulance personnel and a rescue helicopter were called to the scene to treat the swimmer and started CPR.
Paramedics were called to Redleaf Beach in Double Bay on Thursday afternoon to treat an elderly man who had been pulled from the water
A spokesman for NSW Ambulance told Daily Mail Australia that the man was in critical condition on the scene and had not yet been taken to hospital.
“It appears that the patient has had a medical episode in the water,” said the spokesman.
No other information about the man’s condition is currently available.
Photos show the swimmer surrounded by ambulance crew frantically trying to rescue him on the shore with the beach cordoned off with police tape.
Paramedics frantically tried to rescue the swimmer who suffered a medical episode in the water