Man hospitalised after boat crashes into rocks

A MAN has been taken hospital with a broken hand and gash to his head after his fishing vessel crashed into a rock wall just south of the Gold Coast overnight.

It’s understood the boat, said to be a 5.7m Quintex, was headed west on the Tweed River when it clipped a starboard hand marker before slamming into rocks around 8pm on Wednesday. 

Emergency services responded and found the skipper, a 47-year-old Banora Point man, with a broken hand and gash to the head.


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BOAT CRASH - TWEED RIVER - Paul Buchanan

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He was the only person on board the vessel at the time it ran aground and was taken by ambulance to Tweed Heads Hospital.

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. 

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/

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