NRL coach Daniel Anderson a quadriplegic after accident while bodysurfing at a Central Coast beach

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2023-05-28 00:23:04  • 3 mins

Former NRL coach Daniel Anderson has spoken out for the first time after being involved in a freak bodysurfing accident that almost killed him.

The ex-New Zealand Warriors and Parramatta Eels boss was body surfing at Soldiers Beach near Norah Head while on a family vacation when out of nowhere disaster struck.

The 56-year-old was dumped on his head by a wave and suffered a catastrophic spinal injury.

He quickly went into a cardiac arrest and had to be dragged out of the surf semi-conscious.

The father of four was fortunate that a couple of off-duty paramedics happened to be on the beach that day - and quickly got himairlifted to the spinal unit at Royal North Shore hospital.

Anderson says he's lucky to be alive, and doesn't remember the accident at all.

'I was dragged from the water unresponsive and then went into cardiac arrest,' Anderson told News Corp.

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