Death – 3yo boy drowns on Gold Coast, another dies after dog attack, while man suffers medical episode on beach

Death – Obituary

It has been a tragic Christmas Eve on Queensland’s beaches, with a three-year-old boy drowning on the Gold Coast and an elderly man dying after a medical episode on the Sunshine Coast. 

And a five-year-old boy died in hospital after he was mauled by a dog on the Gold Coast.

Paramedics, including critical care crews, were called to Ian Dipple Lagoon in the Broadwater at Labrador, about 9am after a three-year-old boy was pulled from the water.

It’s believed the alarm was raised by bystanders when the toddler couldn’t be located. He was reportedly found by a bystander face down in the water.

Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Paul Young said it was unclear how long it took for the boy to be found.

“We’re hearing different stories, time frames,” Mr Young said.

“We would have been on scene for at least probably 25 minutes working on the child.”

The boy was rushed in a critical condition to the Gold Coast University Hospital, where he later died.

The coroner will investigate the boy’s death.

A man in an ambulance uniform stands outside a hospital.
QAS Senior Operations Supervisor Paul Young.(ABC News: Ellie Grounds)

Meanwhile, a Sunshine Coast man in his early 80s died in hospital after he was found unresponsive at a local beach on Friday morning.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said the man was in a critical condition when paramedics, including the critical care team, arrived at the mouth of the Maroochy River.

It is understood he was found by lifeguards after members of the public raised the alarm.

The man was transported to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a critical condition about 8am and died later that day.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said the man had suffered a medical episode.

Boy dies after dog attack

Also on the Gold Coast, a boy has died in hospital after he was savaged by a dog.

The five-year-old boy was bitten at a private address at Varsity Lakes on Friday morning and suffered neck and back injuries.

It’s understood the boy and his grandmother were playing with the dog in the backyard of a home they were house-sitting when the animal turned on the boy.

“On our arrival, the dog was locked away by the grandmother,” Mr Young said.

“The grandmother sustained some puncture wounds to her arm and she was also transported to the hospital as well, in a stable condition.”

The pair were taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital about midday, where the boy underwent surgery but later died, police said.

Mr Young said the breed of the dog had not yet been confirmed.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.