A MUM plunged 160ft to her death at a beauty spot waterfall in front of her horrified children on Mother’s Day, say reports.
The 58-year-old was crossing Windin Falls in Cairns, Far North Queensland, when she slipped in the natural infinity pool and was knocked out.
The woman died at Windin Falls in Cairns, Far North Queensland, Australia[/caption]
Sunday afternoon’s tragedy was watched by horrified witnesses who told how the power of the water threw the woman to her death.
Blake Thomas told the Daily Mail: “She was in a pool, getting pushed back and forth…. the water was like rapids.
“It took her and threw her off the cliff.”
He said the woman, was with her two children and her daughter’s boyfriend, fell for a few seconds before hitting the water below.
Mother’s Day was celebrated on Sunday in Australia.
Sunday afternoon’s tragedy was watched by horrified witnesses[/caption]
“I saw her floating ages away at the end and watched the rescue helicopter retrieve her. Very eerie,” he added.
Cops were called but it took a rescue helicopter, officers on foot and a drones three hours to find her body.
The water in the infinity pool was particularly rough after days of torrential rain, revealed those at the scene.
The 90-minute trek to the waterfall is only accessible through the Old Cairns Track in the Wooroonooran National Park.
“Exercise extreme caution and stay back from the edges,” the Tourism Tropical North Queensland website warns.
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“There is a natural infinity pool at the top of the falls that drops deep into the valley below.”
Mr Thomas suggested there needs to be more warnings at the site “or at least a safety rope or bars.”
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Source: The Sun
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