Kiwi drowns in WA trying to save fiance

Last updated 19:16 27/05/2013

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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

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