Town rallies to help out grieving Mt Morgan family
MT MORGAN residents and business owners are launching an appeal to raise funds for the family of a young boy who drowned on Friday.
Mt Morgan Newsagency owner Kerrilyn Page is one of the residents spearheading the appeal, following the tragic incident at Mt Morgan's Number 7 Dam.
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At about 5pm on Friday, emergency crews were called to the dam after the boy (who attended Mt Morgan Central State School) was found unconscious in the water.
A Mt Morgan resident yesterday said the family wanted privacy during this distressing time and did not want any names published.
The resident said the boy and his family were at Number 7 Dam having a late afternoon picnic when the tragedy occurred.
The family is well-known throughout Mt Morgan school circles.
Police media could not provide details of how the drowning happened.
Ms Page and about a dozen other Mt Morgan business owners have donation boxes at their shops for anyone who wants to contribute.
You can also donate at the Rockhampton branch of the Rock Building Society Ltd.