A Queensland man has died while another man and teenage girl were hospitalized after a boating accident in waters off Cleveland, southeast of Brisbane.
According to initial reports, two adult men and a 14-year-old girl were in the 15-foot (4.6 m) runabout when it overturned and sank around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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Members of the public raised the alarm when staff and customers at a nearby restaurant saw one of the men hold an esky in waters off Shore Street North, according to Queensland Police.
“Of course, if you see someone bobbing up and down in the water, that’s always a problem,” witness Tim Varitimos told 7NEWS.
“It didn’t look like he was swimming or fighting any currents, (he was) just kind of floating.
“They were probably just having a nice day on the water when they capsized and drifted away.”
A 45-year-old Riverview man died in the incident.
The surviving man and girl reportedly swam ashore and were taken to Redland Hospital in stable condition with minor injuries.
Redland Bay Water Police stayed on site to recover the ship.
A report is prepared for the coroner.
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