A man died and a woman was hospitalized after an accident on the Yarra River in Melbourne early Wednesday morning.
Police say the couple’s canoe was in fast water around 1:30 a.m. fell over along Dights Falls in Abbotsford.
Rescue workers, including police, paramedics, fire services and SES members, arrived at the scene after the two reportedly fell into the rapids.
Upon their arrival found and rescued a 46-year-old woman from the water before she was taken to the hospital for observation.
The body of the man, who has yet to be officially identified, was later recovered from the water.
” The exact circumstances of the incident have yet to be determined and the investigation is ongoing, ”said Victoria police.