Non suspicious death, Bambaroo #TCYasi

February 3, 2011 at 3:36pm

Queensland Police are investigating the death of a man in Bamboroo, near Ingham which occurred during Tropical Cyclone Yasi. The man’s body was located on a property yesterday morning.


Investigations conducted by police on behalf of the Coroner throughout yesterday indicate the man, aged 23, was sheltering inside a residence when he was overcome by fumes from a generator that was being used to operate electrical appliances. 


The Queensland Police Service extends its condolences to the man’s family and friends.


A police spokesperson said the incident highlighted the need for people to use caution when operating generators and to ensure appropriate ventilation was in place.