Two men have died attempting to rescue a drowning child on Queensland's Sunshine Coast on Saturday afternoon.
The nine-year-old boy got into trouble while swimming at Teewah Beach - a remote spot not patrolled by surf lifesavers.
Two men in their 30s rushed into the water to help, but both began to struggle.
Queensland Police confirmed the two men had died.
The child was revived and flown to Sunshine Coast University Hospital for treatment. He is in a stable condition.
Ambulance crews were called to the beach on the Noosa North Shore shortly before 2:30pm (local time) in response to the "immersion incident".
It's understood the men and the child were part of the same group, news.com.au reports.
Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) said the drownings were a "tragic reminder to only ever swim between the red and yellow flags".
"Our thoughts are with the loved ones of the two men today," SLSQ regional operations manager Aaron Purchase said in a statement to local media.
"If you must swim at a remote location, stay close to the beach and remain waist-deep.
"However, the safest place to swim remains at a patrolled location between the red and yellow flags."
A report will be prepared for the coroner.