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AustraliaAustralian tourist dies in Grand Canyon

02:30  06 september  2019
02:30  06 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Woman dies instantly in a freak accident as she is violently thrown from her car after a minor collision

Woman dies instantly in a freak accident as she is violently thrown from her car after a minor collision A 52-year-old woman has died after reversing her car with her door open in Forest Hill, Melbourne on Monday afternoon . She continued driving after the incident before she accelerated back with her door ajar and without her seatbelt on. She was then flung from her Ford Falcon, sustaining fatal injuries. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The woman was involved in a minor collision with another vehicle and as she reversed backwards with her door open, she was thrown from the car and killed (file image) Paramedics treated the woman but she died at the scene.

Two people died at the Grand Canyon after two separate incidents this week, including a tourist who was taking pictures.

Grand Canyon Village is the most popular entryway into the park and, as such, often suffers from heavy crowds during the peak seasons in spring, summer and The North Rim has a reputation for its rugged, isolated trails, its sparse facilities and a lack of appeal in the eyes of the tourist mainstream.

Australian tourist dies in Grand Canyon © Ethan Miller/Getty Images Grand Canyon. An Australian tourist has died while swimming in a river in America's Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon National Park rangers said they received an emergency call to an area of the Colorado River near Deer Creek Falls on Tuesday but attempts to revive Kenneth Reece, a 77-year-old from Tasmania, were not successful.

Mr Reece was pulled from the river by other members of his tour and CPR was initiated.

Park rangers and the Coconino County Medical Examiner Office are investigating his death.

The rescue team recovered his body with the park's helicopter.

Park rangers issued a warning to Grand Canyon visitors.

They cautioned swimming in the Colorado River is different from swimming in pools, with the water changing from shallow to deep in just a few steps.

There are also swift, strong currents, waterfalls, cold temperatures and underwater hazards such as trees and boulders that can overcome the strongest swimmers.

Australian TV legend Paul Cronin dies aged 81.
Australian actor Paul Cronin, best known for his roles in The Sullivans and Matlock Police, has died at the age of 81. The TV legend died surrounded by his four daughters and grandchildren on Friday night. At the peak of his career, he was best known for playing motorcycle policeman Gary Hogan in Matlock Police and then went on to play Dave Sullivan in popular soap opera The Sullivans. According to the Herald Sun, daughters Katherine, Jane, Susanne and Julie were by his side for his final moments. 'He was the most wonderful father, he was protective, he would have done everything for his girls.

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