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 manâ€™s body was ferried to shore on a water police vessel.
â€œItâ€™s a tragic time for the boys involved and their families. Theyâ€™ve lost a young man that was doing something he enjoyed doing,â€ 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.