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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Man, 68, dies in Gladstone boat accident

A 68-year-old man has died, and another man has been rescued following a marine incident near Gladstone overnight.

Queensland Police say that at around 8.19pm, officers were called to the Awonga Dam after reports that two men had been thrown from their boat into the water.

A search by Water Police, helicopter and other local resources including SES located a 42-year-old man in the water. He was pulled to safety by police officers and was taken to Gladstone Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sadly, a 68-year-old man was located deceased in the water a short time later.

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