Mum drowns at famous Aussie surf spot as bystander saves child
A mum has drowned while swimming with her kids at a popular Queensland surf break.
Emergency services were called to Froggies Beach about 3.15pm on Sunday in Coolangatta after reports three people were swept into rough surf crashing onto the ragged coastline of Snapper Rocks.
“They had just been getting smashed up against the rocks,” a witness told Nine News.
One child was reportedly pulled to safety by a stranger who had been celebrating a gender reveal party on the beach.
Lifesavers were able to pull the mother and the other person to shore.
Despite resuscitation efforts, she died at the scene.
The child and third person were taken to hospital in a stable condition.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
The popular surf spot, about 30 km south of the Gold Coast, is known for its fast but sometimes unpredictable waves and is popular among surfers.
World class competitive surfers and amateur hobbyists alike are known to flock to the location.
Snapper Rocks will play host to the World Surfing League Boost Mobile Gold Coast Pro competition in May.
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