Woman killed after dinghy crashes into private jetty

A young woman has been killed in a horror boat crash on the Brisbane River.

Emergency crews were called to waters in Chelmer around 4.40pm on Wednesday following reports of a serious boat crash.

It’s understood an aluminum dinghy was travelling on the Brisbane River when it lost control and crashed into a private jetty.


Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, a 21-year-old woman died at the scene

Two men and a child suffered minor injuries and were taken to hospital in stable conditions.

It’s believed all people on board the vessel were from the same family.

Investigations into how the tragedy occurred are continuing.

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Potential accidents everyday on all the rivers and creeks with peoples disregard for speed limits and total disregard for others safety especially canoeists, standup paddlers and others. If only there is a way to report all these people to the authorities.

Should have an unannounced blitz at random locations.
Too many times I’ve seen teenagers in tinies overloaded and performing dangerous moves around swimmers and others using the waterways safely.
More accidents are bound to occur and will eventually lead to these having to be licensed.
Problem is no one really checks the licenses either.