Woman dies while kayaking – Northern Rivers Region

A woman has died while kayaking in the state’s Northern Rivers Region yesterday.

Emergency services were called to Upper Tooloom Creek, in the Tooloom National Park, after reports a kayaker had capsized about 12.10pm (Saturday 9 January 2021).

Police have been told the 68-year-old was kayaking with friends downstream when her kayak hit a log and she fell into fast flowing water before getting snagged on another log.

Despite efforts to rescue her, she died at the scene.

Rescue crews attended however the woman’s body could not be recovered yesterday because of unsafe conditions.

Officers from Richmond Police District and the Marine Area Command, with assistance from the SES, will resume efforts to recover her body this morning (Sunday 10 January 2020).

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

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