Zephyr, 5, and mother Claire Tucker
Zephyr, 5, and mother Claire Tucker

Mother injured after cup day fall dies

A mother critically injured after falling from a bridge after the Cairns Cup has passed away in hospital.

Beautician Claire Tucker, 36, suffered serious head and spinal injuries after being found under the pedestrian bridge at Clarkes Creek near the Stockland Shopping Centre on Saturday night.

She is believed to have been trying to walk to the shopping centre to meet with friends.

It is understood life support was switched off on Friday afternoon.

Support continues to pour in after her friends started a GoFundMe page to raise money for her and her five-year-old son.

Zephyr, 5, and mother Claire Tucker
Zephyr, 5, and mother Claire Tucker

The site had raised more than $39,449 with a target of $100,000.

To assist go to www.gofundme.com/claire-tucker-needs-your-help

News Corp Australia


Former firey suffering from PTSD stabs Childers man

premium_icon Former firey suffering from PTSD stabs Childers man

David Raymond Denton pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding in court.

CHECK IT OUT: 10 of Bundy's million dollar mansions

premium_icon CHECK IT OUT: 10 of Bundy's million dollar mansions

Check out these high-end homes in the Bundaberg region

Local Partners