Woman enjoying a day kayaking with mates at a popular national park dies after capsizing the boat and being plunged into fast flowing water – with rescuers unable to retrieve her body for a DAY
- A woman was kayaking with friends in Tooloom National Park, NSW, on Saturday
- Her kayak hit a log and capsized and she was plunged into fast flowing water
- Emergency services battled to save the 68-year-old but she died at the scene
- A rescue mission was postponed until Sunday due to unsafe conditions
An elderly woman has died after her kayak capsized during an outing with friends at a popular national park.
Emergency services were called to Upper Tooloom Creek, in the Tooloom National Park, in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region, about 12.10pm on Saturday after reports a kayaker had capsized.
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 caught on another log.
An elderly woman has died after her kayak capsized in the Tooloom National Park (pictured), in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers region, about 12.10pm on Saturday during an outing with friends
Paramedics battled to save her but, despite their best efforts, she died at the scene.
Rescue crews attended the site on Saturday but aborted a mission to recover the woman’s body due to unsafe conditions.
Officers from Richmond Police District and the Marine Area Command, with assistance from the SES, resumed efforts to recover her body on Sunday morning.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Police have been told the woman’s kayak tipped over after hitting a log, throwing the 68-year-old into the fast flowing water (stock image)