Woman dies after plunging 50 metres off Queensland waterfall

A woman has tragically died after plunging 50 metres from a waterfall in Far North Queensland.

Emergency services were called in for a search and rescue operation at Windin Falls near Cairns yesterday afternoon.

It’s understood the 58-year-old fell from the top of the waterfall around lunchtime, after getting too close to the edge.


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Her group of fellow walkers called authorities before an extensive search began.

Her body was eventually found by a helicopter around 4.00 pm.

The Cairns woman’s next of kin is now being notified and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

The waterfall is accessible by a 90-minute hike along the Old Cairns Track, with visitors urged to exercise extreme caution and stay back from the edges.

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