BREAKING: A child has drowned in a dam west of Townsville.
Northern Patrol Group Townsville District Inspector Damien Crosby said an 8-year-old child had drowned in a dam in the Charters Towers area this morning.
"Police are just arriving at the scene," he said.
It's believed the child is a boy.
The drowning reportedly took place on a private property.
The Townsville Criminal Investigation Branch is investigating the incident.