Police were called to reports that two women had been knocked over by waves in the Pink Caves of Lake Macquarie, Australia on April 14, and reported that a woman had died at the scene.
A woman has died after being swept off a rock by a wave at a popular tourist hotspot in Australia.
Police have been called to reports that two women were thrown into the water at Lake Macquarie’s Pink Caves, an Instagram-famous cave with naturally pink rocks where visitors flock to take photos, reports news.com.au .
New South Wales Police said they were called to a location south of Catherine Hill Bay at around 12.30pm on Thursday April 14.
One of the women was washed up on the rocks with only minor injuries, but the other was in serious condition when found.
The two women were rescued by surf lifesavers and rushed to shore on a jet ski, where police began CPR on the second woman.
Paramedics arrived and rushed to treat her, but sadly she died on the beach soon after.
In a statement, police said: “One of the women was thrown onto the rocks with minor injuries.
“A 26-year-old man jumped into the water to save the second woman, but he also got into trouble in the water.
“Surf lifesavers rescued the couple on a jet ski and brought them ashore at Moonee Beach, further south of Pink Caves, with officers attached to Lake Macquarie and Tuggerah Lakes Police Districts beginning the search. CPR on the woman at the beach.
“NSW paramedics arrived and continued to treat her, but she died a short time later. She has not yet been formally identified.
“The second woman was transported by road ambulance to John Hunter Hospital for a medical evaluation with bruises and abrasions.
“The man was treated at the scene for minor cuts and abrasions.
“A report will be prepared for the coroner’s information.”
Earlier this year, Coasties Magazine reported how the Pink Caves had become “a star attraction in our region”, with thousands of people flocking there each summer.
The magazine added: ‘It is recommended to visit only at low tide and even then you should always be careful,’ the outlet warned.
“In the larger cave, natural erosion has created a passage for the waves to rush in. Getting too close to this cleft in the rock is dangerous.
“It is absolutely essential to be aware of the tides on the central coast when visiting this location.”