A young girl has tragically lost her life, after a kayaking accident in Port Stephens yesterday.
Emergency services rushed to the Karuah River on Tanilba Road near Lemon Tree Passage at about 2:30pm, following reports a child had fallen off a kayak.
When they arrived, they managed to pull the 4-year-old from the water and administered CPR.
She was then rushed to the John Hunter Hospital with a police escort, but sadly she couldn’t be revived.
A report will now be prepared for the Coroner.
Police are also investigating.