Teenager dies while free diving in Queensland

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A teenager has drowned off the coast of Moreton Island while free diving.

The 19-year-old man was with a group of friends who tried desperately to rescue their unconscious mate.

The man’s body was ferried to shore on a water police vessel.

“It’s a tragic time for the boys involved and their families. They’ve lost a young man that was doing something he enjoyed doing,” Water Police officer Sean Harrison said.

The four men were anchored at Hutchinson Shoal north of Cape Moreton, a popular location for spear fishing and free diving.

It is understood the men were taking turns testing their ability deep diving unassisted on a single breath.

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