Two men have drowned and a boy has been taken to hospital after getting into trouble in the surf on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
The men in their mid-30s were pulled from the water at Teewah Beach in Noosa North Shore about 2.30pm on Saturday but could not be revived.
The nine-year-old boy was taken to Sunshine Coast University hospital in a stable condition.
Surf Life Saving Queensland said the drownings were among a concerning number of serious incidents on the Sunshine Coast on Saturday.
Regional operations manager Aaron Purchase said: “Today’s events are a tragic reminder to only ever swim between the red and yellow flags.
“If you must swim at remote location, stay close to the beach and remain waist-deep,” he said.