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Child airlifted after near drowning at Tin Can Bay

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was tasked to Tin Can Bay at 1:15pm to treat and transport an 8 year old boy who was involved in a near drowning incident.

The boy was floating on a toy flotation device but due to the strong tides was swept away by the current.

A male bystander, in his 40s, went out with his boat to bring him back to shore.

He was treated on-scene by the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue medical team before being flown to Nambour General Hospital. A parent accompanied him on the flight.

He was transported in a stable condition.