Drowning Somerset Beach – Esplanade Somerset

At approximately 5.50pm on Thursday the 7th January 2016 Tasmanian Ambulance Services and Tasmania Police were called to the Somerset Beach in relation to a report that a mother and her two daughters had found themselves in difficulty whilst swimming at the Somerset Beach, and that the mother had been dragged from the water and that bystanders were performing CPR on her.

On arrival of Police, Ambulance Officers were in attendance and were performing CPR on a 49yr old Somerset woman.  Two children aged 9yrs and 10yrs were being comforted by bystanders at the nearby Somerset Surf Club and were safe and well.

The female was transported to the North West Regional Hospital where she died a short time later.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.