Man drowns at popular Gold Coast surfing beach
A man has drowned off a popular Gold Coast surfing beach this morning.
The man, believed to be a surfer, was pulled from the ocean by lifeguards after the was found floating unconscious off Mermaid Beach.
Police and paramedics were called to the incident near Cronulla Ave and Hedges Ave just before 8am.
Lifeguards and paramedics attempted to revive the man but he could not be saved.
Police are currently at the scene.
It comes less than a month after Australian sporting icon Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin drowned while spearfishing on the Gold Coast.
Originally published as Man drowns at popular Gold Coast surfing beach