Woman drowns after trying to save son
Woman drowns after trying to save
Monday, 3 March 2014 - 2:07pm
47-year-old Mahia woman drowned yesterday at Blue Bay,
Opoutama, after she got into trouble trying to help her son
who was swimming at the beach.
The drowning occurred at
around 1.30pm yesterday. The woman was trying to help her
son who was in difficulty in the water. An Australian
couple and a local male recovered the woman from the water.
CPR was commenced and Mahia emergency services continued to
work on the woman but sadly she passed away.
The surf was
approximately one meter high. The beach is usually safe and
Police say the drowning is similar to an incident
that happened last year at Whakaki where two males drowned
after going in to rescue a young girl.
Police are urging
anyone who attempts a rescue to make sure they have some
form of flotation device, notify others of what they are
doing and be confident in their own ability to attempt a
The woman's name has not yet been released.
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