Yarra River: Man dies and woman rushed to hospital after their canoe flipped along Dights Falls

Man drowns and woman is rushed to hospital after canoe FLIPS in Melbourne’s Yarra River during 1.30am paddle

A terrifying canoe accident has seen one man die and another woman rushed to hospital after a late night paddle took a tragic turn.

The pair’s canoe flipped in the fast-flowing waters of Melbourne’s Yarra River along Dights Falls at Abbotsford around 1.30am on Wednesday morning. 

Emergency services were able to locate and rescue a 46-year-old woman from the rapids however her 29-year-old male companion couldn’t be saved. 

A man has lost his life and a woman rushed to hospital after their canoe flipped in the fast-flowing waters of the Yarra River near Dights Falls around 1:30am on Wednesday morning

His body was later retrieved from the water and is yet to be formally identified.  

The woman was assessed by paramedics at the scene before being transported to St Vincent’s hospital for further observation.  

Victoria Police have said the circumstances surrounding the exact incident are yet to be determined with police to continue their investigation. 

A report will be prepared for the Coroner. 

Following heavy rainfall, water flowing into the Yarra River can create usually strong rapids at Dights Falls, a popular area for white water kayaking and canoeing. 

Following heavy rainfall, water flowing into the Yarra River (pictured) can create usually strong rapids at Dights Falls, a popular area for white water kayaking and canoeing

Following heavy rainfall, water flowing into the Yarra River (pictured) can create usually strong rapids at Dights Falls, a popular area for white water kayaking and canoeing

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