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Woman and boy drown in a dam at an Australia Day party

  • A 23-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy drowned after Australia Day party
  • The pair were swimming at a dam in Julatten, in far north Queensland, on Friday
  • Police were called after 4pm but tragically, both victims died at the scene
  • Police are now investigating whether alcohol was involved in their deaths 

A woman and a teenage boy have drowned after going for a swim in a dam during an Australia Day party.

The 23-year-old woman and 15-year-old boy were swimming at a property in Julatten, about 85 kilometres north-west of Cairns, on Friday.

Police were called to the property just after 4pm and were told the boy was deceased when he was pulled from the water.

A 23-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy have drowned after swimming in a dam in far north Queensland on Australia Day

The victims were swimming at a property in Julatten, about 85 kilometres north-west of Cairns, on Friday

The victims were swimming at a property in Julatten, about 85 kilometres north-west of Cairns, on Friday

The body of the woman was found in the water soon after by an attending officer.

Despite the efforts of emergency service workers, both were unable to be revived. 

A waterslide is believed to have been set up by the water’s edge, and the woman was attempting to rescue the teenager.

The pair are not related and police are now investigating whether alcohol was involved in the deaths.  

‘It’s a typical Australia Day event where everyone is enjoying themselves,’ Queensland Police Service spokesman Duane Amos told Sunrise.

‘Unfortunately, there is alcohol that’s mixed with water and we have the tragic deaths of a 23-year-old and 15-year-old.’   

Despite the efforts of emergency service workers, both were unable to be revived

Despite the efforts of emergency service workers, both were unable to be revived

The pair are not related and police are now investigating whether alcohol was involved in the deaths

The pair are not related and police are now investigating whether alcohol was involved in the deaths



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