Inquest today into death of Gold Coast boy

THE death of Ormeau boy Hunter Marr will come under scrutiny at an inquest in Brisbane on Friday.

The nine-year-old died within a day of being sent home from a Brisbane hospital on January 6.

His parents have previously told the media that they wanted him to stay in the Mater Children’s as he was having trouble breathing.


Nine News reported that outside court Hunter’s grieving parents said they hoped the probe would shed light on the death of their “beautiful boy”.

Queensland’s southeast region Coroner James McDougall is expected to examine what caused Hunter’s death and the appropriateness of care provided at the Mater and by Queensland Ambulance Service.

The inquest is expected to run over six days.