Bodies of missing Japanese boys wash up on idyllic Australian island

Tragedy as the bodies of missing 16-year-old Japanese boys wash up on idyllic Australian island

  • Bodies of two teenage Japanese boys were found on Queensland’s Fraser Island
  • The 16-year-old boys were found in the water at 8.20am on Saturday morning
  • They were reported missing from a tourist group just after 5pm on Friday 
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The bodies of two teenage Japanese boys have been found at a picturesque Australian tourist destination.

The 16-year-old Japanese nationals were found in Lake McKenzie on Queensland’s Fraser Island about 8.20am on Saturday.

Queensland Police said the boys were reported missing from a tourist group near the lake just after 5pm on Friday.


The 16-year-old Japanese nationals were found in the water at Lake McKenzie (pictured) on Queensland’s idyllic Fraser Island about 8.20am on Saturday 

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A search and rescue operation was immediately commenced, with both water police and helicopters called in to help local police find the teenagers.

According to the ABC, swift-water rescue crews, State Emergency Service officer and the Rural Fire Service were also called in to aid the search. 

Police confirmed the bodies were found about 8.20am on Saturday and paramedics were called but the boys were pronounced dead. 

The two 16-year-old boys’ next of kin has been notified and police will prepare a report for the coroner.  

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