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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Ski Boat Fire - Somerset

Police are investigating a marine incident on Somerset Dam this morning.

Initial information is that a ski boat caught fire around 8 injuring five people.  All five, three adults and two children, were initially taken to the Kilcoy Hospital.

Three of the five, a 2-year-old child, a 9-year-old child and a 30-year-old adult, have received significant burns and are expected to be transferred to Brisbane for treatment.

The boat has been towed ashore and will be examined.

The Sunshine Coast Water Police will be investigating.

Anyone with information which could assist police with their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a charitable community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.