Police will prepare a report for the coroner after a teenager died following ‘an extreme fall’ at a waterfall in a suburb south of Cairns yesterday.

Paramedics were called to Isabella Falls in Edmonton just after 3-PM.

A Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) spokesperson says they treated a 19 year-old Manunda woman who was in a critical condition.

She couldn't be saved.


“We assessed one patient for critical injuries after an extreme fall from a waterfall,” the QAS spokesperson said.

She couldn’t tell Tropic Now how far the woman had fallen, however Senior Constable Martin Shepherd from Queensland Police said it appears to have been an accident and there are no suspicious circumstances.

“As far as I know she just slipped,” he said.


Paramedics were also yesterday called to Alligator Creek near Townsville after a man in his 20s reportedly fell from the top of the falls.

He sustained injuries to his face, chest, arms and pelvis and was rushed to Townsville Hospital in a critical condition.


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It’s just a tragic incident.
Snr Const Martin Shepherd
Queensland Police