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A man has died in the surf after hitting a sand bank while bodyboarding at a Gold Coast beach. 

The man, aged in his 50s, was pulled from the surf at Coolangatta about 9am on Wednesday after bystanders noticed he appeared to be unconscious.  

Lifeguards and paramedics worked to resuscitate the man on the sand but he could not be revived. 

Coolangatta Beach (pictured) is one of the most popular on the Gold Coast and was opened between patrolled areas on Wednesday

Coolangatta Beach (pictured) is one of the most popular on the Gold Coast and was opened between patrolled areas on Wednesday

Coolangatta Beach (pictured) is one of the most popular on the Gold Coast and was opened between patrolled areas on Wednesday

Queensland Ambulance Gold Coast Senior Operations Supervisor Adam Flory said the man appeared to have been boogie boarding at Greenmount Beach when he hit a sand bar. 

‘We had some bystanders that saw the incident occur who immediately reacted and pulled him out of the water and then were assisted by Gold Coast City Council lifeguards,’ Mr Florey said.

Ex-tropical cyclone Seth has been causing wild surf on the Queensland coast in recent days with Surf Lifesaving Queensland closing multiple beaches.

Coolangatta beach was one of a few opened on the Gold Coast on Wednesday between flagged patrol areas. 

More to follow.

Source: Daily Mail UK

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