Pair found dead on boat off central Queensland

Two men have tragically died in a horror boating accident north of Yeppon overnight.

The bodies of the pair were found after people on board another boat saw the six-metre catamaran drifting near the mouth of Island Head Creek at Shoalwater around 11.30pm.

Water police were called and upon inspection officers found the Sailfish 3000 had suffered significant damage to the front, below the water line.


Police say early inquiries suggest “the boat has hit an object at speed and the two occupants have died as a result of the collision.”

They were the only people on board.

Investigations are ongoing.