Man drowns as Oma swell lingers in Qld

Sonia Kohlbacher
Ex-tropical cyclone Oma will continue to produce wild surf conditions along the Queensland coast

A man has drowned in Queensland where wild surf conditions caused by Cyclone Oma are still whipping the coast.

Paramedics were called to Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island on Monday morning to treat a man in his 20s who was critically injured in the surf.

A spokesman for Queensland Ambulance Service said they did not have information about the circumstances leading up to the incident, but said he had drowned at a beach.

A hazardous surf warning caused by the storm remains in place for that area, and meteorologists say waters are still dangerous.

Oma has weakened into a low pressure system about 1450km northeast of Brisbane late on Monday, tracking in a north-northeastly direction.