Ulladulla: Paramedics help man struggling after helping his son in surf

6.20pm: A 42-year-old man is in a stable condition in Milton-Ulladulla Hospital after rescuing his nine-year-old son from a rip at Racecourse Beach. 

5.55pm: A man has been taken to Milton-Ulladulla hospital after saving his nine-year-old son from a rip at unpatrolled Racecourse Beach.

Lifesavers confirmed the man was having trouble breathing after rescuing his son from a rip about 50m offshore Racecourse Beach, Ulladulla.

Surf Life Saving spokesman Liam Howitt said lifesavers from Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club and paramedics stabilised the man.

 A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman confirmed a male patient had been taken to hospital in a stable condition.

4.54pm: Police, lifesavers and paramedics have responded to a man having trouble breathing after rescuing a child from a rip near Ulladulla.

South Coast lifesavers were told at about 4.30pm that a child, understood to be about nine years old, was caught in a rip about 50 metres off Racecourse Beach, Ulladulla.

Police requested NSW Surf Lifesaving assistance.

Paramedics are at the scene.

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics were called at about 4.42pm.

Lifesavers said at 5.15pm that the child involved was safe and well.

More details as they come to hand.

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