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Police believe that the woman was at the property with a number of other people to celebrate the Australia Day weekend.

Witnesses told police that, at about 3.30pm, she attempted to use a flying fox that had been erected on the property but, after travelling only a short distance, fell seven metres from it to the ground.

The woman sustained serious injuries to her upper body. Resuscitation was commenced on her but she died at the scene.

The woman’s name has not yet been released.


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