Man, 70, dead after Peaceful Bay boat accident

Staff ReporterAlbany Advertiser

A 70-year-old man has died in a boat accident at Peaceful Bay.

The man was among three people swept into the water when their boat capsized off Peaceful Bay around 9.45am this morning.

A police spokesman said the man was found to be unresponsive when he was collected by a passing boat and brought ashore.

“CPR was continued by a number of people on shore including a doctor and an off-duty paramedic,” he said

“The other occupants of the boat were brought to shore soon after unharmed.”

St John Ambulance from Walpole arrived a short time later and the man was taken to Denmark Hospital, where he died upon arrival.

A report will be prepared by the coroner later today.

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