Two children dead and a third critically injured after car crashes into dam
Two children have died and a third child is fighting for life in hospital after a car carrying six people careered off a road and rolled into a dam in the Scenic Rim on Sunday.
A fourth child was treated at the scene by paramedics, while a man believed to be in his 20s and a woman believed to be in her 30s were taken to Princess Alexandra Hospital in stable conditions.
Specialist paramedics, three rescue helicopters, as well as police officers and fire crews were sent to the scene at Wyaralong Dam, 85km west of the Gold Coast, after the car left Beaudesert Boonah Road and hit the water about 2pm.
Police said the car was submerged in the water for some time after impact and the six occupants were recovered by emergency service crews and witnesses.