Man killed by towing strap

A MAN has died after being hit in the head by a snapped towing strap in central Queensland on Saturday night.

The 51-year-old man was assisting a bogged driver near the Gregory River at the Billy Creek Boat Ramp when the tragedy unfolded.

Initial reports indicate the man was towing another vehicle out of a mud bank when the tow strap snapped, causing it to smash through the back window and hit the man in the head.

Witnesses performed CPR until emergency services arrived about 7.07pm, but he was declared dead at the scene.

In June last year, 26-year-old Chris Poulsen died in Yeppoon after being hit in the head by a towing strap.


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