A man in his 20s has been pulled from the water by lifeguards at Maroubra Beach, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
He was swimming with two other friends when the trio got caught in a rip, but all were successfully rescued.
Emergency services were called to Marine Pde and Fitzgerald Ave at 1.30pm on Monday, and located the unconscious man on the shore.
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“Lifeguards and paramedics performed CPR before he began breathing again and regained a pulse,” Surf Life Saving NSW said.
“He left the beach, still unconscious, by ambulance.”
He was taken to Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, according to NSW Ambulance.
The patient is now in a stable condition, NSW Health confirmed.
Maroubra Beach was closed to the public before the incident occurred on Monday morning.
The popular surf beach is known as “one of Sydney’s most hazardous beaches,” according to Beachsafe.