Bundaberg man dies after freak boating accident
A MAN has died after a freak boating accident in Bundaberg.
The Queensland Police Service have released details about the tragedy which happened in the Burnett River on Friday.
A QPS spokesman said a call came in about 7.30pm after witnesses saw a boat going in circles without a driver.
It is believed the boat may have collided with a shipping channel or a light post, throwing the sole person in the boat overboard.
Family and friends helped police and Volunteer Marine Rescue search for the missing 63-year-old Avenell Heights man.
The spokesman said he was found deceased just after midnight by a family member.
"He was transported to Burnett Heads by VMR" he said.
It is unclear how the crash happened and investigations are continuing as police prepare a report for the coroner.