Passenger boat capsizes off North Stradbroke Island

Four injured after boat capsizes off Stradbroke Island

SEVERAL people are receiving medical attention after a private fishing charter boat capsized off North Stradbroke Island this morning.

Acting Inspector Steve Holland said emergency services were alerted to the incident about 6am.
 

 

The 10m boat, which left Manly this morning, was carrying nine passengers and two crew, who were rescued by water police and VMR.

It is understood one person has ingested water, one person has suffered chest and back injuries and two people are suffering symptoms of hypothermia.
 

An overturned vessel under tow from a Coast Guard boat off North Stradbroke Island. Picture: Nine News Queensland
An overturned vessel under tow from a Coast Guard boat off North Stradbroke Island. Picture: Nine News Queensland Nine News Queensland
 

One person has been airlifted to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra hospital.

It is unknown what caused the incident.

 

News Corp Australia

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