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the victim fell out [of] her kayak, was trapped by a rock and drowned.One of her companions walked out through bush to raise the alarm, and another paddler was found by rescuers in the night. The body was recovered by helicopter around 10am this morning.
This Code of Practice is not an instruction manual but a document that highlights key safety and management issues in order to promote responsible kayaking which still allows for high levels of challenge and fun. It is intended that clubs or individuals can adopt this Code of Practice as it stands, or use it as a template to develop their own Code of Practice.