Woman drowns near creek mouth

BREAKING NEWS: A 50 year old woman has drowned near Agnes Water after she was swept away while swimming in a creek.

The woman was reported missing by family members about 12.30pm today, after they saw her start to struggle then disappear in the tidal waters near the mouth of the Middle Creek.

“Relatives saw her getting swept away,” AGL Action Rescue helicopter pilot Dick Snell said.

Lifeguards on jetskis were sent up the river from Agnes Water to look for her, and the AGL Action rescue helicopter was sent from Bundaberg to do an aerial search.

Mr Snell said the woman was found by police washed up on a beach just north of the creek mouth.

Despite frantic attempts at CPR, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The tragedy marks the second death near the popular coastal spot in two days, after a 33-year-old dad died in a head-on car crash on Round Hill Road yesterday.

Read tomorrow's NewsMail for the full story.



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