UPDATE: Man still fighting for life, approaching third night

UPDATE: A MAN in his 20s is about to spend a third night in hospital fighting for his life after being pulled from the surf on Monday morning.

A swimmer at Dreamtime Beach at Fingal Head pulled the man in his 20s from the surf at around 8.30am on Monday.

NSW Ambulance paramedics performed CPR on the victim at the beach, before taking him to Tweed Heads Hospital in a critical condition.

The patient was attached to a ventilator while in the ambulance.

A spokeswoman for the Tweed Heads Hospital confirmed on Wednesday afternoon the man was still in a critical condition after the incident. 

ORIGINAL: A MAN in his 20s is fighting for life in hospital after being pulled from the water by a swimmer off the Tweed Coast.

NSW Ambulance were balled to Dreamtime Beach yesterday at 8.30am, after reports of a man not having to be pulled from the water. 

A NSW Ambulance spokesman said a swimmer pulled the man in his 20s to shore, before paramedics performed CPR on the beach. 

He was taken to the tweed Heads Hospital in a critical condition.

The NSW Ambulance spokesman said a ventilator was used in the ambulance on the patient.  

A Tweed Heads Hospital spokeswoman told the Tweed Daily News at 4pm the patient remained in a critical condition.