Launch smashed by huge wave near Double Island Point
The 33ft cabin cruiser, Beagle, was swamped by mountainous seas near Double Island Point lighthouse on Sunday 2 April 1967. One man died and there were fears for the safety of the others.
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Articles from the Gympie Times at the time reported the tragedy and the loss of life.
The front page of the Gympie Times from Tuesday 4 April details the tragic event.
Two days later the Gympie Times also reported on found wreckage on Fraser Island.