Woman killed by falling tree branch while bushwalking in NSW

A woman has died after being struck by a falling tree branch while bushwalking in the Lake Macquarie area overnight.

The horror accident happened in Watagans National Park at Cooranbong, near Lake Macquarie on the Central Coast, around 6.30pm.

A number of emergency crews rushed to the scene and desperately tried to revive the woman, believed to be aged in her 30s.


However, despite the efforts of relatives and first responders, the woman died at the scene.

According to police, weather conditions were poor at the time of the incident, with the area being drenched by heavy rain throughout the day.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.