In the evening of Saturday 10 December 2016, police were called to two separate drowning incidents on the Geraldton Foreshore near the Dome Café. The incidents occurred within hours of each other and are not related.
In both instances, police were the first emergency responders on the scene and provided life-saving CPR and resuscitation to both victims, with help from bystanders.
SJA attended and conveyed both victims to hospital.
The first victim was a 26 year old female from Katanning, after being removed from the water by a bystander’s jet ski, she was airlifted to Perth by RFDS for emergency treatment but was unable to be revived.
The second victim was a 25 year old male from Sinagra, he was conveyed to the Geraldton Regional Hospital and is in a stable condition.