Police have recovered the body of a man after a woman drowned following a late-night swim in big surf on the Gold Coast.
The pair were initially seen going into the ocean at Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach, about 9.20pm on Thursday.
A woman in her late 20s was found laying unresponsive on the beach about half an hour later and emergency services were called.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The body of a man, believed to be in his early 30s, was found on Friday night at Narrowneck, about 5 kilometres north of where he had disappeared.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
Several beaches are closed on the Gold Coast due to dangerous conditions and swimmers are reminded to stay between the flags.