Three people have been taken to Gympie Hospital after a vessel reportedly capsized at Inskip Point this afternoon. Photo Tanya Easterby / The Gympie Times
Three people have been taken to Gympie Hospital after a vessel reportedly capsized at Inskip Point this afternoon. Photo Tanya Easterby / The Gympie Times

Vessel capsizes off Inskip Point

UPDATE

THREE people have been taken to Gympie Hospital this afternoon after a vessel reportedly capsized off Inskip Point.

The Queensland Ambulance Service confirmed it had treated the patients and taken them to hospital “as a precaution” after waiting for them to be brought to shore, reportedly via RACQ LifeFlight helicopter rescue, following the incident at around 1pm.

“Three patients were transported to Gympie Hospital in stable conditions as a precaution after a vessel reportedly overturned near Inskip,” the QAS tweeted as an update.

EARLIER

QAS just confirmed ambulance officers are waiting for people rescued from an overturned vessel to reach the shore for treatment.

“Paramedics are awaiting the arrival of persons rescued from the water after a vessel reportedly overturned. The QAS were notified around 1pm,” QAS tweeted.

The incident reportedly occurred around Inskip point.

EARLIER

EMERGENCY services are responding after a vessel reportedly capsized off Rainbow Beach early this afternoon.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said paramedics were awaiting the arrival of “a number of patients” after a vessel “reportedly overturned”.

The spokesman said ambulance officers received the call around 1pm.

More to come.

Gympie Times


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