Teenager dead after falling from Far North Queensland waterfall, Isabella Falls, Cairns
Posted On May 3, 2022
A 19-year-old woman has died at a Far North Queensland waterfall, police have confirmed.
The woman, from Manunda in Cairns, had been visiting Isabella Falls to the south of Cairns when it’s believed she fell from the waterfall around 3pm Monday, May 2.
Police confirmed there were other people with her at the time.
Paramedics were called but the woman died at the scene from critical injuries.
A police spokesperson confirmed a report would be prepared for a coroner.
They are treating the incident as non-suspicious.
In December last year, another teen lost her life after disappearing at the Babinda Boulders, a popular swimming spot in Far North Queensland.
Police and a dive squad searched the area where the woman had fallen, finding the 19-year-old’s body in the water the next morning.
Cairns MP Michael Healy urged those spending time in Queensland’s outdoors to do so with caution.
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“Sadly, a young person from Manunda has lost her life after an accident at Isabella Falls yesterday,” he said.
“The Far North is a natural playground, abundant with beauty and adventure, but those adventures also present certain dangers, and I urge everyone to please take extra care when exploring our backyard, and to always follow the safety advice on offer.”