Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Hovercraft Overturns on Zilzie Beach

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Hovercraft Overturns on Zilzie Beach

Article excerpt

ON EASTER weekend Sid Dooley saw a hovercraft for the first time, and he hopes it will be the last.

The Zilzie resident called The Morning Bulletin earlier this week after he saw a hovercraft carrying a toddler overturn on the beach.

Sid was riding his quad bike on the beach when he saw a hovercraft flying along the sand.

C[pounds sterling]Next minute ... over she went,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]It skidded on itCOs side and then went completely upside down.C[yen]

Sid said he immediately went to see what he could do to help.

C[pounds sterling]I picked a little boy up,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]He would have been about three years old.

C[pounds sterling]He was hysterical. I think he was in shock.C[yen]

Sid said he helped to calm the boy down with a drink of water.

He then took the boy and his father back up off the beach to where his mother was waiting with their car. …

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