Tragic fishing trip for elderly couple

An 89 year old man and a 90-year-old woman have died after their fishing boat overturned north of Bundaberg.

A helicopter search on Tuesday made the discovery a day after the pair set off in a tinny at Baffle Creek on Monday.

Queensland Police Inspector Patrick Swindells said her body was found washed out on the tide at nearby Rules Beach, after a helicopter search.


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The Bundaberg man’s body was found by another fisherman on Monday.

Police are investigating what went wrong and say at this stage there are no suspicious circumstances.

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