American exchange student Cameron O'Neill-Mullin (left) and Paris Wilson were killed in the boating accident.
American exchange student Cameron O'Neill-Mullin (left) and Paris Wilson were killed in the boating accident.

Teen girls die in ski tube tragedy

UPDATE: Goondiwindi girl Paris Wilson, 16, is dead and her 12-year-old sister Dodie is fighting for her life after a freak speed boat accident at a popular water park.

The sisters and 16-year-old United States exchange student Cameron O'Neill-Mullin, were being towed behind a boat on a ski tube about 3pm yesterday, when the boat turned in the water at Goondiwindi.

The turn caused the tube to swing out and the three girls collided with a tree on an island in the waterway.

Paris and Cameron sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Dodie, 12, was flown to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with serious injuries.

She was last night in a critical condition.

Paris and Dodie's older sister Bianca, 17, was driving the speed boat.

A young male riding in the boat at the time had not been injured.

Goondiwindi Water Ski Club president Adam Woods said the accident had shocked the Goondiwindi community.

“It was a freak accident,” he said. “They were the only boat out there. It’s a big shock for everyone.”

Police and Maritime Safety Queensland are investigating.


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