An elderly man has been killed in a boat crash in Queensland.
The 85-year-old was one of two men thrown from a boat which crashed in the Burnett River, near Strathdees boat ramp, in the Bundaberg suburb of Rubyanna at about 10.40am on Tuesday.
The Windermere man suffered critical injuries and died at the scene, while the driver of the boat, an 82-year-old Gooburrum man, was treated in hospital for a cut to his arm.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash, in which an 85-year-old man died. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Brendan Beckett
A spokesperson for the Queensland Ambulance Service said the older man suffered a heart attack after being thrown into the water.
Bystanders pulled the man to shore, performed CPR, and used a nearby defibrillator, but he couldn’t be saved.
The 82-year-old man managed to get back into the boat and drive it to shore.
#Rubyanna – Multiple paramedics are responding to a reported boating incident off Strathdees Road at 10.50am.
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) March 14, 2023
Water Police are investigating the circumstances of the incident, with assistance from Maritime Safety Queensland.
It’s understood no other vessels were involved in the crash.
Witnesses are urged to come forward, either by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, making a report on Crime Stoppers’ Queensland website, or through Policelink.
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