Father charged over 9yo son's death in jet ski crash at Lake Moondarra at Mount Isa

A father has been charged over a jet ski crash in which his nine-year-old son was killed at Lake Moondarra near Mount Isa in north-west Queensland.

Police alleged the 34-year-old and his six-year-old son were riding a jet ski when it crashed into the edge of the lake, striking his nine-year-old son, at 11:00am on November 19 last year.

The nine-year-old had been wading in shallow water when he was struck at high speed by the jet ski and thrown into the water.

The man and his six-year-old son both sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.

Search and rescue teams found the nine-year-old boy’s body in Lake Moondarra about 6:00am the next day.

The father, from Sunset in Mount Isa, has been charged with one count each of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, operate ship while unlicensed, operate ship whilst not registered, and drug driving.

He is due to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court later today.

This post originally appeared on ABC News.

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