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Woman, 19, dies at Isabella Falls in Cairns, Queensland, near Devil’s Pool

Woman, 19, plunges to her death at ‘hidden gem’ waterfall that’s become an Instagram cult favourite

  • A 19-year-old woman has died after falling off a waterfall in Cairns, Queensland 
  • Paramedics arrived around 3pm on Monday after the girl fell from Isabella Falls  
  • She wasn’t alone at the time of the fall but police say her death is not suspicious
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A 19-year-old woman has fallen to her death from a waterfall popular with tourists in far north Queensland. 

Emergency services were called to Isabella Falls, southwest of Cairns, at about 3pm on Monday, after the young woman fell.  

Paramedics said the patient – who wasn’t alone at the time of the incident – suffered critical injuries. She died at the scene.

They are not treating her death as suspicious. 

A 19-year-old woman (not pictured) has died after falling off Isabella Falls in Cairns, north Queensland

Isabella falls has become an Instagram-favourite spot in north Queensland, near Cairns

Isabella falls has become an Instagram-favourite spot in north Queensland, near Cairns

The waterfall has become a recent cult favourite on Instagram with people rushing to the ‘hidden gem’ for a photo-op. 

Member for Cairns Michael Healy shared a tribute to the young girl on Tuesday and reminded hikers to be careful in the region. 

‘Sadly, a young person from Manunda (Cairns) has lost her life after an accident at Isabella Falls yesterday,’ he wrote.

‘I offer my deepest sympathies to the young woman’s family and friends, who are processing this tragic news and grieving today.

The north Queensland waterfall has become a cult favourite 'hidden gem' for Instagrammers (above, a young woman at the scene years ago)

The north Queensland waterfall has become a cult favourite ‘hidden gem’ for Instagrammers (above, a young woman at the scene years ago) 

‘The Far North is a natural playground, abundant with beauty and adventure. But those adventures also present certain dangers, and I urge everyone to please take extra care when exploring our backyard, and to always follow the safety advice on offer.’

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

The waterfall is just 56km north of the infamous Devil’s Pool at Babinda Creekwhich has claimed 19 lives since the 1950s.

Swimming is prohibited at Devil’s Pool as it is sacred to local Indigenous people who believe the spot is haunted. 

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