2024 Southern 80 Water Ski Race, Event, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

‘Absolute Tragedy’: Competitor Dies During Southern 80 Water Ski Race | The Guardian

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‘Absolute tragedy’: Murray River waterskiing race called off after death of sixth competitor in 18 years

2024 Southern 80 Water Ski Race, Event, The Murray, Victoria, Australia

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Man succumbs to serious injury suffered during fall while skiing, with paramedics declaring him dead at the scene.

Police say the death of a man while waterskiing at an annual event on the Victoria-NSW border is a tragedy that will affect the community for months to come.

It was the sixth fatal accident at the Southern 80 waterski race since 2006.

The event takes place on the Murray River from Torrumbarry to Echuca, where the river has more than 120 bends.

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