One dead, two others with hypothermia after boat flips, sinks north of Coast

A 57-YEAR-OLD man has died and two others have been airlifted to hospital suffering hypothermia after their boat flipped and sank north of the Gold Coast this morning.

It’s understood the trio’s boat was being pummelled by large waves when it capsized about 7am approximately 11 nautical miles north-northeast of Cape Moreton.

The Queensland Government’s Air Rescue 500 helicopter was dispatched after an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) was activated.


The rescue crew reportedly found a 24-year-old Beachmere man clinging to an esky, and a 30-year-old Yarraman man trying to swim to a nearby trawler.

They were winched from the water and airlifted to the Princess Alexandra Hospital suffering hypothermia and fatigue.

A 57-year-old Beachmere man, believed to be the 24-year-old man’s father, was found dead in the water.

Police are preparing a report for the coroner.