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Paul Burt: Channel Seven reporter stops live cross, rescues 10-year-old in surf on Gold Coast

Dramatic moment Channel Seven reporter interrupts his live cross and charges into the surf to rescue a 10-year-old who got into trouble

  • Reporter Paul Burt noticed the boy was struggling during a live cross last night
  • He was seen charging into the choppy water to help rescue the young child 

A Channel Seven reporter stopped his live cross and rushed into the surf to rescue a 10-year-old boy who was struggling to stay afloat in the waves.

Paul Burt noticed the child was struggling during his cross on Thursday evening and was then seen charging into the choppy water at a beach on Surfers Paradise to rescue him.

He was later seen helping other beachgoers carry the boy out of the surf.

Channel Seven reporter Paul Burt stopped his live cross about dangerous surf conditions to rush into the water to help a 10-year-old Pakistani boy

Burt, centre (at front) is seen helping the Pakistani family out of the water

Burt, centre (at front) is seen helping the Pakistani family out of the water

‘A group of family from Pakistan jumped in, they got sucked out,’ Burt later told the network.

‘(He) got dragged out into this fierce gutter, and of course into this rip …. About four or five of us jumped in and basically pulled him back to the beach. 

‘He’s living, he’s breathing, he’s conscious, he’s talking.’

Footage shows Burt bounding into the water before removing his shirt to help keep the boy above the water.

It took him several minutes to reach the boy who was also being helped by other swimmers. 

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