Teenager dies while free diving in Queensland


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.

See 9News


About Author

Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: