Man dies while checking drumlines off North Stradbroke Island

A MAN has died in what is believed to have been a workplace accident off North Stradbroke Island.

It’s understood the 29-year-old man was checking shark drumlines on Tuesday morning when tragedy struck.

A search was launched after the man failed to return in the shark control vessel yesterday.


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Queensland Police could not confirm exactly how the man died, however said he was found in the water near Amity Point.

A police spokesperson told myGC the death is not being treated as a shark attack.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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