Gold Coast water-ski racer dies following horror accident

A water-ski racer from the Gold Coast has died following an accident in northern New South Wales.

Jared Coey was catapulted off his ski during the Grafton Bridge to Bridge race on Sunday.

The 27-year-old was pulled unconscious from the water before being airlifted to Brisbane in a critical condition.


Coey’s wife, Kellie Coey, confirmed the sad passing via an emotional Facebook post.

“On behalf of Myself, Zain, Baby Coey & both of our families, it is with great sadness in our hearts that Jared passed away at 5:56pm this evening. We would like to thank everyone so much for their love, support and amazingly kind generosity. Xxx,” The post read, accompanied by a photo of the pairs hands.

Kellie is currently expecting the couple’s second child.