Surfer rescued after dislocation

A KINGSCLIFF surfer was rescued by lifeguards this afternoon after suffering a dislocated shoulder at north Kingscliff beach.

Cudgen lifeguards were notified when the 55-year-old man was seen waving for help about 3km north of the patrolled area.

Far North Coast surf life saving emergency coordinator Jimmy Keough said the experienced surfer got into trouble when he dislocated his shoulder.

"He was seen waving for assistance," Mr Keough said.

"The surf was quite rough and there were a few rips so with a dislocated shoulder he was having trouble getting back to shore.

"He was assisted to shore by Cudgen lifeguards and transported to Tweed Hospital with a dislocated shoulder."
The man was otherwise unharmed.
The Westpac Surf Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was also tasked to the rescue but wasn't required.



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