A woman was found dead after her body washed up on a popular beach, prompting an investigation by police.
Emergency services were called to The Spit on the northernmost section of Main Beach on the Gold Coast after reports of a body washed ashore at around 9am on Tuesday.
A Queensland Police spokesperson said the woman, whose age has not yet been determined, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Initial investigations indicate that she had been dead for several hours before being washed ashore and that the incident is not considered suspicious.
A woman’s body was found washed ashore at The Spit on Main Beach on the Gold Coast on Tuesday morning (pictured, police at the scene)
Gold Coast chief lifeguard Chris Maynard believes the woman had gone swimming earlier in the day.
“It looks like he must have gone into the water early in the morning,” he told 7News.
“It is a tragedy that again someone has drowned in this area.”
Investigations into the death are ongoing.
It comes just five days after another 66-year-old man drowned while swimming at Mermaid Beach, about 13 kilometers to the south.
It comes just five days after a 66-year-old man drowned while swimming at Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast (pictured).