By Andrew Prentice and Eliza Mcphee For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 09:35 GMT, 5 November 2020 | Updated: 09:36 GMT, 5 November 2020
A young mother killed in a freak boat accident that her two-year-old daughter miraculously survived has been remembered as a 'truly remarkable person' who overcame a tragic past.
Nicole Herbert, 21, died when the tinnie she was in struck a jetty at Chelmer, in Brisbane's south-west, on Wednesday afternoon.
Her heartbroken dad, Rodger Herbert, described the young mother as 'happy' and 'full of life' in an emotional tribute shared to The Courier-Mail.
Mr Herbert said his daughter overcame homelessness as a teenager before starting a family with her high school sweetheart.
'I have a wound that will never heal. She truly was a remarkable person,' he said.
Nicole Herbert (pictured above) died when the