Surf Life Saving

Damaging wind predicted for southeast Queensland

Kristian Silva Gold Coast beaches have been closed due to strong winds.

Man threatens woman with knife outside Gold Coast surf club

Kristian Silva A manhunt is underway on the Gold Coast after a woman was threatened with a knife outside a surf club.

Brave Queenslanders to be honoured

Constable Amit Singh rescued a woman from a crocodile-infested river.

Amy Remeikis There are lots of brave Queenslanders - some even rescue women from saltwater crocodiles.

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Conditions worried surf official: Matt Barclay inquest

Killed lifesaver Matthew Barclay

A surf life saving official on duty when a teenage competitor died at the Gold Coast national titles says he raised concerns about rough conditions before the race.

Gold Coast surf comp should have been delayed: inquest

A Workplace Health and Safety inspector says a surf lifesaving race that claimed the life of a teenage competitor should have been postponed.

New Brisbane police helicopter unveiled

Kristian Silva Brisbane now has its own police helicopter, with Queensland Police unveiling its new eye in the sky named Polair 2.

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Royal visit comes to Brisbane

William and Kate visit Manly Beach on Friday to view a surf life saving display.

Marissa Calligeros Prince William and his wife Kate are due to greet crowds in Brisbane on the fourth day of their 10-day Australian tour on Saturday.

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Easter stunner as Queensland celebrates

Gold Coast tourism

Natalie Bochenski Bathed in sunshine and chocolate, Queenslanders enjoyed a relaxed Easter Sunday.

Ky Hurst gets his chopper on for City2South

Xavier Small Ky Hurst is the man most kids see on the Nutri-grain box of a morning, but the ironman has a new challenge this weekend for Brisbane Times City2South presented by Westpac.

Teen lifesaver Matthew Barclay died in 'relentless' surf

Matt Barclay

A jet ski operator says conditions were so rough on the day a teenage lifesaver died during competition on the Gold Coast that he couldn't risk leaving his craft to help.

1950 Maroochydore plane crash: Families wait for answers

Crowds gather on Maroochydore beach in 1950.

Staff Reporters Three young children were killed when a plane crashed on Maroochydore Beach in 1950.

1950 Maroochydore beach plane crash: Pilot error blamed for deaths

Marissa Calligeros Coroner rules pilot error caused military plane to crash on Maroochydore beach, killing three children in 1950.

Lifesaver drowns in Gold Coast canal

Jerry Dennis died on a training exercise on the Gold Coast.

Kim Stephens Surf Life Saving Queensland will conduct its own investigation after a teenager drowned during a training exercise on the Gold Coast on Thursday.

Morcombe case provides hope for parents of missing Rachel

Rachel Antonio.

Bridie Jabour The parents of missing Queenslander Rachel Antonio will push for a coronial inquest into her disappearance 13 years ago, saying recent developments in the Daniel Morcombe case have given them renewed...

'It's too big for me': Life saver feared deadly surf

Saxon Bird.

Amelia Bentley Life saving champion Saxon Bird told a fellow competitor he did not want to brave the rough surf shortly before he was killed by a rogue surf ski at the Australian Life Saving Championships last year.

Decision to cancel surf championships a minute too late: inquest

Amelia Bentley A decision to call off the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships held in rough sea conditions on the Gold Coast last year was to be made a minute after a young competitor was killed by a wayward...

Heartbreak and inquiries after death of 'great kid'

Matt Barclay

Marissa Calligeros Australian Surf Life Saving Championships will resume tomorrow after the death of a teenage surf lifesaver during the national competition at a notorious Gold Coast beach, which is likely to trigger...

'The bigger the surf the more he loved it’


Marissa Calligeros Matthew Barclay’s passion was surf lifesaving and “the bigger the surf the more he loved it’’, according to his parents, who say no one is to blame for their 14-year-old son’s death on Wednesday.

Junior sport: risk vs benefits


Freya Petersen While the recent death of 14-year-old Matthew Barclay at the Surf Lifesaving National Titles on the Gold Coast has thrown a spotlight on the dangers of junior sports, experts believe the benefits of...

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Community grieves lost boy

Matt Barclay

Amy Remeikis The short life of Matthew Barclay was brought full circle today as the 14-year-old was farewelled at the same church where he had been baptised as a baby.