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Man drowns helping to save child at Wappa Falls

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A man has died while helping to save a child who fell into waters at Wappa Falls.

Police say the 49-year-old man dived into the waters to rescue the child, who had fallen into the waterfall area yesterday afternoon.

The child was pulled to safety and transported to Sunshine Coast University Hospital for observation, but the man never emerged from the water.

Emergency Services were called to the location off Pump Station Road at 2pm, with police divers locating his body around 6:30pm.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.

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