Kayaker dies at Point Hut

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ACT Policing will prepare a report for the coroner regarding the death of a man at Point Hut today.

About 2pm the man, one of a group of kayakers, became stuck under a bridge in his kayak.

ACT Policing officers, AFP Search and Rescue, AFP Water Police, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT State Emergency Service personnel commenced a search of the Point Hut area and the Murrumbidgee River downstream.

The man was located about 6.20pm unresponsive in the water, and confirmed as deceased.

Police are urging the public not to enter or play in flood waters or swollen rivers.

If you see someone in danger in floodwaters, call Police Operations on 131 444. If the situation is life-threatening, call Triple Zero immediately.

Media enquiries

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au