Headlines

Bail bid for dad charged with son's death

lakemoondarra.jpg

A June 20, 2012 file photo of the view of Lake Moondarra, Mt Isa. A nine-year-old boy who went missing after being hit by a jet ski at a Mt Isa lake has been found dead by police divers, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. (AAP Image/Suree Pritchard)

A Queensland father charged over the death of his nine-year-old son in a jet ski crash is expected to apply for bail on Thursday.

Shane Parkes was remanded in custody after he appeared in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court in January charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death, drug driving and operating a ship while unlicensed and not registered.

Parkes was allegedly riding the watercraft with his six-year-old son on November 19 when it crashed into his older son on the water's edge.

The young boy's body was found by police divers in Lake Moondarra, in outback Queensland, the following morning.

© AAP 2017

You May Also Like

Anticipation ramping up for international event in Derby Anticipation ramping up for international event in Derby
The anticipation is ramping up for next week’s World Enduro Series set to take place in Derby, Tasmania next week. This world-class event...
Fabian Coulthard, hemp seed legalisation, King's Meadows road markings - Mon 27 Mar 17 Tas Talks Fabian Coulthard, hemp seed legalisation, King's Meadows road markings - Mon 27 Mar 17 Tas Talks
Full Podcast - Mon 27 Mar 17 Today's show talks racing, disabilities and the legalisation of hemp seed. First up, Fabian Coulthard joins Brian...
Mines, ports wait for Cyclone Debbie Mines, ports wait for Cyclone Debbie
(AAP Image/Sarah Motherwell) Gold and coal mines and ports on the central Queensland coast are bracing for the impact of Cyclone Debbie, with...
Gutwein to attend Tas energy inquiry Gutwein to attend Tas energy inquiry
Tasmania's Treasurer Peter Gutwein has confirmed he will comply with a summons to face the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee, while taking a...

Where to Listen

lafm logo47sd logo4