Kiwi drowns in WA trying to save fiance

Last updated 19:16 27/05/2013

Relevant offers

Australia

Creepy clown pleads guilty after chasing girls in Australia Music video actor shot dead in Australia while filming scene involving guns Three-month-old baby Zachary Bryant named among the victims of deadly Melbourne CBD attack 'I'm sorry I froze and didn't help': The letters to the victims of the Melbourne car attack MH370 'highly likely' in zone to north says Australian Transport Safety Bureau Alleged Melbourne attacker too 'unwell' to face Melbourne Magistrates Court Village Roadshow warns spending and theme park visits lower since Dreamworld accident 'He grabbed my hand': The unsung story of a Bourke Street attack hero 'We could have done more,' say Melbourne teens who tried to stop killer driver Muslim student called a 'terrorist' as car attacked in Australian university carpark

A New Zealander has drowned in Western Australia after trying to save her partner who slipped into the ocean while fishing on Sunday afternoon.

Police said the 29-year-old woman was fishing at Twilight Beach near the West Australian town of Esperance with her fiancé about 4pm when he lost his footing on the rocks and slipped.

The woman went into the ocean while trying to rescue him but she drowned.

Both the man and woman were pulled from the ocean by police and bystanders.

The woman was believed to have been on holiday in WA from Brisbane and was originally from New Zealand.

Her name has not been released.

A coronial investigation is under way.

-Fairfax Australia

Ad Feedback
Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content