UPDATE: A MAN, believed to be in his 50s was airlifted from Double Island Point yesterday after being found face down in the water.

The CareFlight website reports the man reportedly succumbed to a medical condition whilst relaxing in shallow water.

It is believed a Queensland Parks and Wildlife ranger was first on the scene and administered CPR, before Surf Lifesaving lifeguards were able to use a defibrillator and oxygen on the patient.

The man was flown to Nambour General Hospital in a stable condition.

The CareFlight medical team credited the efforts of the first responders with saving the man's life.
 

RACQ CareFlight Rescue

 

EARLIER: A MAN has been airlifted from Double Island Pt after being found face down in the water just after noon. 

Life guards performed CPR on the man while they waited for the helicopter to land on the beach.

The man was stabilised and flown to Nambour Hospital.

Witnesses at the scene said it looked like the man suffered a seizure and fell face first into the water.

More to come.

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