Two 16-year-old boys found dead in lake

THE bodies of two 16-year-old boys have been found in a lake on Fraser Island, Queensland Police have confirmed.

The teenagers disappeared from a tour group at Lake Mackenzie on Friday afternoon.

In a statement, Queensland Police confirmed the boys were from Japan and were reported missing just after 5pm.


Water police, SES volunteers, and helicopters were called in to help search for the boys, but they could not be found.

Sadly, police this morning confirmed the boys’ bodies were found in the water at Lake Mackenzie just before 8.30am.

“The bodies of two boys were located in water at around 8:20am this morning,” police said in a statement.

Police will prepare a report for the information of the Coroner.