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Qld boy spent two hours in water with ‘big shark’


Lochie Brodie talks about his weekend ordeal near Gladstone.

A CAREFREE day of fishing could have ended in tragedy for 14-year-old Lochie Brodie and his family.

The Tannum Sands State High School student was rescued on Sunday afternoon near Gladstone Harbour, after spending about two hours treading water, the Gladstone Observer reports.

He was recovering at his Benaraby home yesterday where he spoke about the accident.

“(I thought) ‘I’m going to die’,” he said.

“(I was) not sure what to do (so) I just lay on my back and looked at the moon.”

Lochie was in a boat off Gladstone Harbour with his grandparents when he lost his grip on a bar and went overboard. He was not wearing a life-jacket, a Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said.

He said he blacked out temporarily on hitting the water and hit his chest hard when he fell.

“I felt like I couldn’t breathe,” he said.

His grandfather, concentrating on steering the boat, did not notice his grandson fall.

Lochie believes…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/boy-falls-overboard-during-fishing-trip-off-gladstone/news-story/98c3e20b543f7f340d656056b7836161

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