Man is pulled from the water at Clovelly Beach, in Sydney’s east

An elderly man has been placed in an induced coma after being pulled from the water at one of Sydney’s most popular swimming spots.

The man, who is in his 80s, is said to have suffered a medical episode while swimming at Clovelly Beach, in the east of the city, just before midday on Monday.

He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital in a critical condition.

He is understood to have been placed in an induced coma as he continues to fight for life.

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The man, who is in his 80s, is said to have suffered a medical episode while swimming at Clovelly Beach, in Sydney's east, around midday on Monday.

The man, who is in his 80s, is said to have suffered a medical episode while swimming at Clovelly Beach, in Sydney’s east, around midday on Monday.