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Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Two men die after their boat capsizes in rough waters off Brisbane

  • Two men have died after their boat capsized in Moreton Bay off Brisbane
  • Emergency services including a rescue helicopter were sent to the scene
  • People on another boat helped pull one man out the water, police said 
  • Police have since confirmed both men have died 
Two men have died after their boat capsized while they were fishing in rough waters in Moreton Bay off Brisbane.
Emergency services including a rescue helicopter were sent to the scene about 1.30pm on Wednesday, with police divers entering the water.
People on another boat helped pull one man out the water before alerting emergency services, police said.
Two men have died after their boat capsized while they were fishing in rough waters in Moreton Bay off Brisbane
Two men have died after their boat capsized while they were fishing in rough waters in Moreton Bay off Brisbane
Earlier, Queensland Ambulance Services said one man was flown to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition.
Police have since confirmed both men have died.
The men were fishing when the boat capsized in windy conditions near Green Island, between Manly and North Stradbroke Island.
Authorities are continuing to search the area, but police told reporters they believe only the two men were on board the vessel.

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