An elderly man is feared to have drowned after he was pulled unconscious from the water at a popular beach on Sydney’s eastern suburbs.
Emergency crews were called to Redleaf Beach in Double Bay shortly before 1pm on Thursday following reports a man aged in his 60s was found unconscious in the water and dragged to the shore by other swimmers.
Five ambulance crews and a rescue chopper were called to the scene to treat the swimmer and commenced CPR.
Paramedics were called to Redleaf Beach in Double Bay on Thursday afternoon to treat an elderly man pulled from the water
A NSW Ambulance spokesman told Daily Mail Australia said the man was in a critical condition at the scene and has not yet been transported to hospital.
‘It appears the patient has suffered a medical episiode in the water,’ the spokesman said.
No other information on the man’s condition is currently available.
Photos show the swimmer surrounded by paramedics on the shore with the beach cordoned off with police tape.
More to come.
Paramedics frantically tried to save the swimmer who suffered a medical episode in the water