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Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay Man Dies In Tragic Quadbike Accident

Emergency Services have released devastating information in regards to an investigation of the sudden death of a man, said to be in his 60s, on a private property South of Mackay on March 14.

Around 7.40pm on Thursday night, police responded to reports of a quadbike accident after a motorised bike had rolled down an embankment into a creek at a hobby farm in Koumala.

Police authorities said the man, in his 60’s, was pinned by the bike underwater, concluding that he was unable to reach the surface.

Multiple crews were dispatched to the scene, including a helicopter as they assessed the male patient and tried to revive him.

Authorities said the man had critical injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.

Police services will prepare a report for the coroner and are treating the investigation as non-suspicious.

Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones.

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