Children were among those who managed to escape a blaze that sank a boat off Queensland’s Whitsunday Coast this morning.
- The incident has been referred to Maritime Safety Queensland
- The vessel sunk little more than an hour after emergency services were alerted
- The incident comes less than 24 hours after five backpackers were rescued when the boat they were on capsized in the same area
Emergency crews were called to the Shingley Drive in Airlie Beach shortly before 10am after reports of a…