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.

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This post originally appeared on ABC News.


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