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A family has been hit by a tragedy after a father and son died in a boat accident where the son saved his mother's life before trying to go back for his father

Family tragedy as father, 70 and son, 30, die in horror boat accident after son rescued his elderly mother before he went back for his father

  • A family has been hit by a tragedy while father and son die in a boat accident
  • The men, 30 and 70 years old, were in boat with two women on the Wuruma Dam in QLD
  • Their boat turned around Friday at 5 pm and the two women swam in safety
  • Desperate search was launched and the bodies were found on Saturday at 3 pm
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A family has been hit by a tragedy after a father and son died in a boat accident in which the son saved his mother's life before trying to go back for his father.

The two men, 30 and 70 years old, traveled in a boat with two women on Friday to the Wuruma Dam near Eidsvold, in the North Burnett region in Queensland.

They were all thrown into the water when the boat turned around at 5 p.m., police said.

A family has been hit by a tragedy after a father and son died in a boat accident where the son saved his mother's life before trying to go back for his father

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A family has been hit by a tragedy after a father and son died in a boat accident where the son saved his mother's life before trying to go back for his father

The two men, 30 and 70 years old, traveled on Friday with a boat with two women to the Wuruma Dam near Eidsvold, in the North Burnett region, Queensland.

The two men, 30 and 70 years old, traveled on Friday with a boat with two women to the Wuruma Dam near Eidsvold, in the North Burnett region, Queensland.

The two men, 30 and 70 years old, traveled on Friday with a boat with two women to the Wuruma Dam near Eidsvold, in the North Burnett region, Queensland.

The 30-year-old man helped his mother, 60 years old, back to the coast before he went back to find his 70-year-old father, Nine news reported.

Glenn Cameron from the Queensland police said the younger woman found her way to the coast and was unharmed.

Cameron told Nine News that the older woman was rescued by a witness who launched her own boat after hearing the accident.

& # 39; I believe their actions have definitely saved her life, & # 39; he said.

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Specialized police resources, including water police and divers, were assisted by a helicopter and SES crews as they crossed the dam until Friday evening and Saturday.

The bodies of the two men were found by police divers on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The four passengers were all thrown into the water when the boat turned Friday at 5 p.m., police said

The four passengers were all thrown into the water when the boat turned Friday at 5 p.m., police said

The four passengers were all thrown into the water when the boat turned Friday at 5 p.m., police said

SES controller Brian Lowe said the incident was a & # 39; tragedy & # 39; used to be.

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& # 39; They searched until midnight and we have been here since 6 am & # 39; in the morning, & he said.

North Lobett Regional Councilor Paul Lobegeier said it's hard to navigate through the dam because it's hard to know what's under the water, The courier mail reported.

& # 39; There are large trees with large roots, only a foot or so under water, & # 39; he said.

& # 39; If we are going to sail, we have to keep a close eye on what is underneath us. & # 39;

The police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Specialized police resources, including water police and divers, were assisted by a helicopter and SES crews as they crossed the dam until Friday evening and Saturday
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Specialized police resources, including water police and divers, were assisted by a helicopter and SES crews as they crossed the dam until Friday evening and Saturday

Specialized police resources, including water police and divers, were assisted by a helicopter and SES crews as they crossed the dam until Friday evening and Saturday

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