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A Westpac Rescue Helicopter made an emergency pick up in Brunswick Heads this morning (January 24) after a man suffered a serious heart attack in the Brunswick River.

The chopper landed on the Brunswick heads sports field at around 9am, where it met ambulance officers who were treating the 54-year-old man.

A spokesperson for the rescue service said that the man had been pulled from the river.

It was not known whether he suffered the heart attack as a result of drowning in the river or whether the heart attack caused him to drown.

The spokesperson said the man was stabilised by paramedics and then flown to Gold Coast University Hospital where he was listed as being in a stable condition.


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