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Tweed River victims farewelled

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Stephanie King and her three children Chloe May 8, Jacob, 7, and Ella Jane, 11. Photo Facebook
Stephanie King and her three children Chloe May 8, Jacob, 7, and Ella Jane, 11. Photo Facebook

Hundreds of people are set to farewell the ‘heroic’ mother and two of her children who drowned when their car plunged into the Tweed River following the catastrophic floods in the region.

The funeral for Stephanie King, 43, Ella Jane, 11, and seven-year-old Jacob will be held at Tweed Heads on Wednesday afternoon.

Ms King’s eight-year-old daughter Chloe miraculously escaped the submerged car after it slid off a muddy Tumbulgum road into the Tweed River last Monday, when the region was hit by heavy rains that followed Cyclone Debbie.

Local Tumbulgum pastor Rob Stuttle, who will conduct the service, says the close-knit community are rallying together as the clean-up of the devastated area continues.

He said Chloe and her father Matt Kabealo are ‘coping as best as they can’.

The service is being held at Elevation Church at 2pm.

Police last week hailed Ms King a hero.

‘The mother was trying to get one of her children out of the car when she passed away … she was with the child, holding the child,’ superintendent Wayne Starling told reporters last week.


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