UPDATE | 11 treated after charter boat overturns off Stradbroke Island

UPDATE 9:50AM | The vessel that overturned between Stradbroke and Moreton Islands was a fishing charter.

Nine passengers and two crew were hurled into the water on Wednesday morning.

Ten are being treated at Dunwich on Stradbroke Island, two for signs of hypothermia, and someone else swallowed water.


Another has been airlifted to Brisbane’s PA Hospital with suspected spinal injuries.

Nine News reports a member of the Water Police dived straight in and rescued the stranded passengers.

Steve Hollands from the Queensland Police Service said “the fact that all passengers and crew have been accounted for, we believe that’s extremely lucky”.

The vessel has been towed to Stradbroke Island and an investigation has been launched.

EARLIER 7:40AM | A boat has overturned between Stradbroke and Moreton Islands on Wednesday morning.

Everybody on board has been accounted for after their vessel capsized.

Water Police say two people have symptoms of hypothermia, one has a back injury, another swallowed some water.

The patients have been taken to Dunwich and Manly Harbour for further checks.