Queensland waterfall: Woman dies at Lamington National Park

A woman has died while attempting to retrieve camera gear that had fallen by a waterfall.

The hiker, in her 20s, slipped during her bid to reach a tripod at a Gold Coast national park at around 12.30pm yesterday.

The incident occurred in the Lamington National Park, where she had been hiking with friends.

The group had stopped to take photographs using a tripod and it slid down a slope, a Queensland Police Service (QPS) spokesperson said.

The woman went to get the tripod when it’s believed she fell 10 metres down the slope, and then over a drop of about four metres into a water hole, the QPS spokesperson said.

Three off-duty doctors who were in the area at the time attempted to save her, the Courier Mail reported.

“Her friends were calling out her name but she was unresponsive,” the spokesperson said.

Emergency services were called to the national park, however the woman was already deceased.

It took six-and-a-half hours for her body to be retrieved using rescue equipment.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

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