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Woman dies after being struck by falling tree branch - Lake Macquarie

Monday, 22 November 2021 01:41:47 AM

A woman has died after a tree branch fell on her while bushwalking in the Lake Macquarie area yesterday.

About 6.30pm (Sunday 21 November 2021), emergency services responded to reports of a woman being struck by a falling tree branch in the Watagans National Park at Cooranbong, near Lake Macquarie on the Central Coast.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District, along with Ambulance Paramedics and officers from Fire and Rescue NSW attended the scene. Despite the efforts of relatives and first responders, the woman, believed to be aged in her 30s, was unable to be revived.

At the time of the incident, weather conditions were poor, with the area being drenched by heavy rain throughout the day.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.