Woman drowns in creek

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 jet skis were sent up the river from Agnes Water to look for her, as well as an aerial search by the AGL Action rescue helicopter from Bundaberg.

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

“The tried CPR but to no effect,” he said.

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



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