Woman recovering after West Tweed canal rescue
Update, 10.07am, January 7, 2014: THE 67-year-old woman who nearly drowned in a West Tweed canal is now in a stable condition at Tweed Hospital.
The prognosis for the woman was not good after the incident in late December, but she is now recovering.
Update, 4.53pm, December 26: A 67-year-old woman remains in critical condition after she was pulled unconscious from a Tweed Heads West canal on Monday.
A North Coast Area Health Service spokesman confirmed this afternoon that the woman's condition had not changed.
Update, 11.42am, December 24: POLICE say a 67-year-old woman who is in critical condition after being pulled from a West Tweed canal yesterday was a frequent swimmer in the area.
Tweed Byron LAC duty officer Inspector Darren Steel said police were called to a Tweed Heads West residence at 3.55pm after neighbours raised the alarm.
"A witness saw the woman floating face down on the surface of the water," he said.
"The woman was pulled from the canal unconscious and CPR was commenced (by a neighbour).
"We're unsure at this stage what's occurred. We believe it's a frequent occurrence for her to go swimming in the canal."
The woman was transported to hospital by paramedics and underwent examinations, including a brain scan.
Insp Steel said the woman remains in Tweed Hospital in critical condition.
Police investigations will continue to find out exactly what happened to the woman.
Update, 5.27pm: A 67-year-old woman pulled from a canal in Tweed Heads West this afternoon is in critical condition.
An Ambulance NSW spokeswoman confirmed CPR was performed before the woman was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital by paramedics.
Initial Report, 4.46pm, December 23: A 67-year-old woman was pulled unconscious from a canal at Tweed Heads West about 4pm this afternoon.
Police and two ambulances attended the scene at a property in Blue Waters Crescent.
CPR was performed on the woman
More information as it becomes available.