Thursday, May 18, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Local Deaths Prompt Investigations

A 50 year old man has died on a private property in Ball Bay after suffering an electric shock.

Emergency services were called to the Cape Hillsborough property on Tuesday, May 16. It was declared the next morning that the man had been found deceased at the scene.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are assisting police in the investigation.

The week prior, a crime scene was declared and forensic examinations are underway after a fire broke out on a property at Eungella on the evening of Thursday, May 11.

Emergency services were called to a Schumanns Road property at approximately 5.20pm, to reports the dwelling was on fire.

Initial investigations indicate a woman in her 50s was inside the property, sustaining critical injuries and dying at the scene.

Investigations remain ongoing and anyone with further information is urged to contact police and quote this reference number: QP2300781943.

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