Brisbane woman killed, man injured in Gold Coast boat crash

TWO boats have collided in a horror crash on the Gold Coast, killing one person and injuring another.

The 7-metre cruiser and 3.5-metre tinny collided on the Broadwater near Couran Cove on South Stradbroke Island around 5.30pm on Saturday.

Sadly, a woman who was travelling in the smaller boat suffered life-threatening injuries and could not be saved.


Police said the 33-year-old woman from Brisbane was pronounced deceased before she could be taken to hospital.

A 41-year-old man who had also been travelling in the tinny sustained a less serious head injury and was rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment.

He is believed to be in a stable condition.

In a statement released just before 8.30pm, police said it was believed the tinny had turned into the path of the larger cruiser, causing the two boats to collide.

No one onboard the larger cruiser was injured.

Officers from the Forensic Crash Unit are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.