| 14.09,19. 02:03 PM |
Two men found dead inside drifting boat off Central Queensland
Two men have been found dead inside a twin-hulled catamaran drifting off the central Queensland coast.
Police said a 39-year-old man from Emerald and a 59-year-old man from the Mackay area were found dead inside their six-metre aluminium power boat.
A passing vessel spotted it drifting near the mouth of Island Head Creek at Shoalwater, north of Yeppoon, about 11:30pm on Friday.
Police said early inquiries suggested the men's boat hit an object in the water at speed, causing a significant amount of damage to its bow sections.
It is thought the men were killed in the impact, however the exact cause of their deaths is yet to be confirmed.
An investigation is underway.
Police are expected to speak to the media about the incident this afternoon.