Update: A TEENAGER found unconscious and face down in the Gold Coast seaway is "super lucky" to be alive after he was spotted by boaties and dragged to safety.

Queensland Ambulance Service senior operations supervisor Will Houghton said the 17-year-old, who he described as a "fit young man", was swimming with about three friends to Wave Break Island but became distant from the group.

Passer-bys on a boat found the teen unconscious and face down in the water and took him to shore.

"Early reports are that he was swimming across to Wave Break Island with friends," Mr Houghton said.

"He went unresponsive in the water.

"It was critical that they found him.

"He was found lying face down in the water. No one knows the amount of time he'd been there.

"I think he had drifted from them (his friends). I think once they'd realised what had happened they were on the other side on Wave Break Island.

"He has congested a lot of water. He was taken to Gold Coast University hospital for further assessment, but he's talking and the moment and regained consciousness."

Emergency services were called to Seaway Dr about 6.15am Wednesday after being notified by Volunteer Marine Rescue.

Earlier: A TEENAGE boy has been rushed to hospital after he was dragged unconscious from the Gold Coast seaway.

Emergency services were called to Seaway Dr about 6.15am Wednesday after being notified by Volunteer Marine Rescue.

The teenager was pulled unconscious from the water and taken to a ramp.

He regained consciousness just after 6.30am.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said the teenager was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Originally published as Teen pulled unconscious from Gold Coast Seaway


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