Rescue operation underway after car plunges into Tweed River

UPDATE 4.55PM: A WOMAN is in a critical condition in hospital after the car she was in left the road and plunged into the Tweed River near Murwillunbah.

It’s understood the accident happened along the Tweed Valley Way at Condong just before 2pm.

Two women were travelling in the car at the time it left the road and landed bonnet-first in the water.


Fire and Rescue NSW confirmed all occupants were freed from the vehicle.

One of the two female occupants is said to have gone into cardiac arrest at the scene.

It’s understood a police officer who was first on the scene performed CPR on the woman before she was rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

It’s believed she is aged in her 50s. It remains unclear whether she was the driver of the vehicle or a passenger.

Both the north and southbound lanes of the Tweed Valley Way were closed for several hours while emergency services worked to retrieve the vehicle from the water and investigators examined the scene.