International student drowns at popular waterfall

November 29, 2022 6:45 am in by

An international student has died at a popular waterfall in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Police were called to Gardners Falls in Maleny at 3.30pm on Monday, after a swimmer was reported missing.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, reportedly failed to resurface after using a rope swing.

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A major search was launched with the rescue chopper called to the scene to assist, before the man’s body was later discovered.

A Queensland Police Service spokesperson says police are now preparing a report for the coroner.