Fundraiser for suspected drowning victim

THE family of Geoffrey Blackadder, who died after an incident in the surf at Wooli Beach yesterday, are appealing to the community for help with funeral costs.

At about 1.15pm emergency services were called to Wooli Beach, near the breakwall, after Mr Blackadder was pulled from the water after a suspected drowning.

It is understood Mr Blackadder had been attempting to save four children who were in trouble in the water.

A GoFundMe campaign was set to "to help the Blackadder family with the funeral arrangements for their loving brother Geoffrey who has lost his life while on a family outing at Wooli Beach".

The family is hoping to raise $10,000.

You can donate here



REVEALED: What new installation at Burnett rivermouth is for

Premium Content REVEALED: What new installation at Burnett rivermouth is for

The tech upgrade at the Port of Bundaberg is a joint project between GPC and the...

Best of Bundaberg: Nominate the Best Cafe now

Best of Bundaberg: Nominate the Best Cafe now

Who makes the best coffee or breakfast in Bundaberg? Nominations are now open to...

GREAT DEAL: $5 a month for all the best stories, rewards

Premium Content GREAT DEAL: $5 a month for all the best stories, rewards

Get discount Binge streaming and Kayo live sports access