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Mystery over how baby girl died after being found unresponsive in a river 

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Mystery over how baby girl died after being found unresponsive in a river 

Mystery over how baby girl died after being found unresponsive in a river

  • Baby girl died after being found unresponsive in a river on the NSW North Coast  
  • Police called to property 55km north-east of Grafton, about 10.15am on Sunday 
  • Search was sparked after she went missing, she was found 20 minutes later 

A baby girl has died after being found unresponsive in a river on the NSW North Coast.

Emergency crews were called to a property on the Clarence River at Palmers Island, 55km north-east of Grafton, about 10.15am on Sunday, after the 19-month-old girl was reported missing.

Officers began searching the property and surrounding area.

Emergency crews were called to a property on the Clarence River at Palmers Island, 55km north-east of Grafton, about 10.15am on Sunday, after the 19-month-old girl was reported missing

The girl was found unresponsive in the river about 20 minutes later.

Police performed CPR until paramedics arrived and took her to Maclean Hospital; however, the child was unable to be revived.

An investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding her death.

Those inquiries are continuing and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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