A RESCUE helicopter has been deployed to a near-drowning incident on Fraser Island
A RESCUE helicopter has been deployed to a near-drowning incident on Fraser Island Doug Eaton

Helicopter responds to near-drowning on Fraser Island

UPDATE 3.30pm:

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy, who nearly drowned earlier today, is in a stable condition under observation in Hervey Bay Hospital.

A hospital spokesperson confirmed the child arrived at 1pm after being airlifted from Fraser Island.

The Chronicle understands the boy was swimming in the Kingfisher Bay Resort swimming pool and will be discharged from hospital later today.

UPDATE 1.15pm:

A YOUNG boy has been airlifted to Hervey Bay Hospital in a stable condition following a near drowning incident on Fraser Island.

The Chronicle understands the boy was swimming in the Kingfisher Bay Resort swimming pool. 

Queensland Ambulance Service were called to the scene about 11am today.

More to come.

EARLIER:

A RESCUE helicopter has been deployed to a near-drowning incident on Fraser Island on Monday morning.

Paramedics are on scene assessing the patient, understood to be a five-year-old child, on the beachfront of the Island.

The incident occurred about 11am.

More to come.