Tourist drowns at Numinbah



A YOUNG man drowned after he and a friend were sucked under a waterfall at the popular Natural Bridge in the Numinbah Valley just north of Murwillumbah on Tuesday afternoon.

The 25-year-old and his 22-year-old friend were part of a group of Bangladeshi holidaymakers touring the hinterland.

They were swimming in a rock pool at Natural Bridge on the Nerang-Murwillumbah Road when they were sucked beneath a waterfall about 3pm.

The group managed to pull the 22-year-old man from the water and revive him before he was treated at the Gold Coast Hospital.

But the 25-yearold could not be found, sparking a search by police and State Emergency Service workers.

The man's body was found about 10.40pm, a Queensland police spokesman said.

"It was located under a rock ledge near the falls - it was in about three metres of water," he said.

"The body was retrieved and identified and the family has been advised."

A post-mortem examination was carried out yesterday.

- AAP



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