Natasha Thorpe
Natasha Thorpe

School holiday tragedy: Toowoomba drowning victim named

TOOWOOMBA mother Natasha Thorpe has been named as the victim of an accidental drowning on Coolum Beach this morning.

Emergency services were called to Jubilee Esplanade at 7.14am, after reports of a drowning incident.

Speaking to The Sunshine Coast Daily from the scene, police Sergeant Peter Blake said surfers in the area had pulled the woman to shore and had performed CPR.

Paramedics took over CPR efforts on arrival but unfortunately the woman was pronounced dead on scene. 

Natasha Thorpe was visiting the Coast with her family when the incident happened.
Natasha Thorpe was visiting the Coast with her family when the incident happened.

Sgt Blake commended the efforts of the surfers who tried to help. 

It is understood the woman was on holiday with her daughter and other family members from Toowoomba when the accident happened. 

Natasha Thorpe has been identified as the victim of an accidental drowning this morning.
Natasha Thorpe has been identified as the victim of an accidental drowning this morning.

More on the story here


WEED FOR WORK: Woman trades pot for help around the house

Premium Content WEED FOR WORK: Woman trades pot for help around the house

Woman caught with 163 grams of cannabis used it as payment for chores

Alleged rapist bailed after ‘predatory’ Kingaroy attack

Premium Content Alleged rapist bailed after ‘predatory’ Kingaroy attack

A Kingaroy man charged after he was allegedly seen dragging a young woman down the...

ELECTION BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know to vote

Premium Content ELECTION BREAKDOWN: Everything you need to know to vote

With less than two weeks to go until the election, here’s where to find your...