Skier killed throughout Southern 80 water sport occasion close to VIC-NSW border

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A person has been killed whereas waterskiing within the annual Southern 80 ski race on the Murray River close to the Victoria–NSW border.

Emergency providers have been known as to an space close to Perricoota Rd, Moama, about 10am on Sunday following experiences a person had been critically injured.

On arrival, Victoria Ambulance paramedics situated a person who had died on the scene. He’s but to be formally recognized.

In an announcement, Moama Water Sports activities Membership president Steve Shipp mentioned the skier, who was competing within the race, fell and couldn’t be revived.

“Racing was instantly suspended and since been cancelled,” Mr Shipp mentioned.

“The membership is co-operating with NSW Police and Transport for NSW – Maritime, of their investigation into the incident.

“As a ski racing household we’re right here to help the affected household and crew members as nicely the broader ski racing neighborhood on this terribly unhappy time.”

It’s understood the incident occurred inside solely about an hour of the occasion getting underway on Sunday.

Officers connected to Murray River Police District have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Anybody with info into the incident or video footage is urged to name police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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