Luke Powell's family are tragically mourning the loss of the 15-year-old son following his death from a jet ski accident over the weekend.
The Townsville teen was thrown from an inflatable tube and landed on rocks at Ross River after the jet ski, which was driven by his mother, reportedly veered too close to the river bank.
His heartbroken family released a statement paying tribute to their 'lovable larrikin'.
'Luke was a loveable larrikin and a beautiful young man,' the statement said. 'Our family is devastated by his loss and are still trying to come to terms with the tragedy.'
Inspector Mark Jackson addressed the incident yesterday, warning about the danger of water sports.
'As I understand it, his mother was driving the jet ski so our thoughts and wishes are with her at the moment. It’s a reminder to all of us that any sort of water-based activities are inherently dangerous … I’d encourage us all to be careful when we are on the water,' he told News Corp.