Mon. May 23rd, 2022

A woman drowned during a holiday swim on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast this morning, lifeguards have confirmed.

The woman, believed to be in her 50s, had been holidaying in the popular region when she took a swim at Marcus Beach, south of Noosa, sometime before 6 p.m.

The woman was found face down in the water south of Noosa. (DCX)

Sunshine Coast Lifeguards supervisor Trent Robinson said a surfer had found the woman face down in the water before pulling her ashore.

“This morning before 7am, before the lifeguards’ opening hours, a surfer saw a lady face down in the gutter … a deeper part of the bank quite close to shore,” Mr Robinson said.

“They brought her ashore to perform CPR, and paramedics arrived shortly after.

“Lifeguards arrived at 7 a.m. and the lady was found dead.”

The woman took a swim before the lifeguards reached Marcus Beach, sometime before 7 a.m. this morning. (Google Maps)

The Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed that a number of paramedics had attended the incident and the investigation into the woman’s death continues.

Sir. Robinson urged residents and travelers visiting any beach to wait for lifeguards to be on guard and to always swim between the red and yellow flags.

He added that conditions on the beach were still relatively harsh after a period of great swells, posing a risk to swimmers.

“We’ve had the big swell and it’s moved the sandbank around the beach a lot,” Mr Robinson said.

“Just make sure, especially with the two weeks left of the school holidays, that we ask members of the public to wait for these flags to go up and only swim for patrolled hours.

“The swell has cooled off, but it can still be dangerous on those beaches, so please swim between the red and yellow flags.”

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