Holiday tragedy: Drowning victim identified as Toowoomba mum
UPDATE 2.15PM: The young mother who drowned at Coolum Beach has been identified as Natasha Thorpe.
The Toowoomba woman, 34, drowned in rough surf while swimming with her 11-year-old daughter on Monday morning, police have confirmed.
It's understood Ms Thorpe was a nursery worker and was visiting the region with her family, who have a holiday house at Point Arkwright.
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Speaking from the scene off Jubilee Esplanade, police Sergeant Peter Blake said surfers managed to pull the woman to shore and began CPR immediately.
Sgt Blake said paramedics took over CPR efforts once they arrived on scene, but the woman was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.
Emergency services were called just after 7am.
Sgt Blake said the woman was on holidays from Toowoomba with her entire family and the circumstances were "tragic".
It is understood Ms Thorpe's sister and father were also at the scene.
Sgt Blake commended the efforts of the surfers who tried to save the woman.
INITIAL STORY: Emergency services are responding after a body was reportedly been found at Coolum Beach on Monday morning.
A Queensland Police Service spokesman confirmed police were called to Jubilee Esplanade at 7.14am.
The spokesman would not confirm any further details at this time.
A number of ambulance and police vehicles can be seen lining the street.