HERO: Adrian Hope, 30, drowned while trying to save his father after they were thrown from a boat at Wuruma Dam near Eidsvold on Friday evening.
HERO: Adrian Hope, 30, drowned while trying to save his father after they were thrown from a boat at Wuruma Dam near Eidsvold on Friday evening. Facebook

Dam victims identified as details emerge of son's heroism

THE father and son who lost their lives in a tragic boating accident on Wuruma Dam near Eidsvold on Friday have been identified.

Adrian Hope, 30, tried to save his unconscious father, Gary Hope, 70, but he made the ultimate sacrifice, and their bodies were discovered by police divers about 3.30pm on Saturday.

The pair was thrown from their vessel after they turned over their own wake just before 5pm on Friday, along with Gary's wife and Adrian's mother Valerie Hope, 69, and Adrian's girlfriend Jess Davie.

A police source said Ms Davie, tragically, was meeting her boyfriend's parents for the first time.

Police, SES, water police and RACQ LifeFlight Rescue were all tasked to the scene, where they searched until about midnight for the missing pair.

The search resumed at 6am on Saturday morning with additional SES water crews.

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