Two dead in Far North Queensland dam slide tragedy

Screenshot from 2018-01-27 14-14-52.pngA TEENAGE boy and a young woman have drowned while swimming in a dam on a rural Queensland property as part of Australia Day celebrations.

Police were called to a property at Julatten, about 25km southwest of Port Douglas, yesterday afternoon after reports a 15-year-old boy had drowned and a 23-year-old woman was missing in the dam.

A police spokesman said officers attended the property, at Mossman Mount Molloy Rd, about 4pm and found the 23-year-old woman in the dam a short time later.

Both were pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts to revive them.

A witness at the Australia Day party, which was attended by at least a dozen people, said it “was hard to watch” as paramedics worked to resuscitate his friends.

It is believed the two had been using a slide, which was set up on the dam’s edge, to enter the water.

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