A 58-year-old woman has died after falling at least 50 metres from a Far North Queensland waterfall.
Police said one of the Cairns woman’s fellow walkers called emergency services after she fell from the top of Windin Falls about 1pm.
A rescue helicopter, police on foot and drones were called in to help search for the woman but she couldn’t be found until about 4pm.
According to Tourism Tropical North Queensland the falls are a roughly 90-minute walk along the Old Cairns Track, in the Wooroonooran National Park.
“Exercise extreme caution and stay back from the edges,” the website warns.
“There is a natural infinity pool at the top of the falls that drops deep into the valley below.”
A police spokesman said varying reports indicated the waterfall was about 50 to 100 metres high.
Police have notified the woman’s next of kin and will prepare a report for the coroner.