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A young man has died in Gold Coast University Hospital after a skateboarding accident in Goonellabah last week.

According to police, the man was skateboarding down Cynthia Wilson Drive at about 9.15am on Wednesday (June 11) when his board hit a pothole.

The man fell off the skateboard and struck his head on the road in the collision.

He was transported to Gold Coast University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on Saturday.

Police are appealing to the public to assist in their investigations into the incident.

They are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.


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