Woman dies after boat capsize at Penrith, NSW

A woman has died after a boat capsized on the Nepean River in Penrith today.

About 12.40pm (Wednesday 26 January 2022), emergency services were called to the Nepean River near Bruce Neale Drive, after reports a boat with five people onboard had overturned.

A multi-agency rescue operation commenced involving officers from Nepean Police Area Command, PolAir, NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW and NSW Ambulance paramedics.

Two men and two teenagers were rescued from the water and taken to Nepean Hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

A woman was pulled from the water unconscious and treated by paramedics; however, she died a short time later.

She is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be aged 33.

Detectives have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone who may have information is urged to contact Penrith Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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