Hatfield family attend inquest of backpacker daughter Zoe Woolmer

PUBLISHED: 11:01 16 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:01 16 October 2015

The Kestrel Falls Kings Canyon ledge from where Zoe Woolmer fell in June 2014. Credit: ABC

The Kestrel Falls Kings Canyon ledge from where Zoe Woolmer fell in June 2014. Credit: ABC

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A grieving mother has spoken of her pain after her beautiful daughter died falling from the edge of a canyon.

The Woolmer family travelled to Australia last week to be present at the four-day inquest of Zoe Woolmer, 23, who died while backpacking around Australia.

Zoe had been with a tour group when she fell at Kestrel Falls in Kings Canyon on June 15 last year.

The inquest heard that she and a number of other tourists had been encouraged to climb down on to a ledge for a photo following a demonstration by their tour guide.

Tragically, Zoe fell backwards from the ledge and suffered severe injuries.

Outside court, Zoe’s mother Dawn Woolmer said she did not want other parents to go through the same pain she was suffering.

Full report in this week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times.


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