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12-July-2014
12-July-2014

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A monument commemorates Krystal Schmidt who drowned in the flooded Barcoo River in 2004. 

Rescue crews have found the body of a 10-year-old girl who was swept away in a flood-swollen river in the Queensland's central-west late on Friday. Krystal Schmidt had been playing with friends when she was sucked into a pipe under a bridge in Isisford.

Police Constable Ian Skinner says the girl's body was found this morning downstream in the Barcoo River. "She was found a short distance from the weir where she had gone missing," he said. "The town, as you can imagine, is taken aback by the whole incident and it's been a community effort and the ... local SES [State Emergency Service] and SES from nearby towns have all joined in with the search and put in a lot of effort."
ABC News, 24 January 2004. 

Location

Address:Isisford - Emmert Road, Barcoo River , Isisford, 4732
State:QLD
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -24.25877
Long: 144.44617
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Tragedy
Actual Event STart Date:23-January-2004
Actual Event End Date:23-January-2004

Dedication

Front Inscription
    This Monument
  Was Erected By The

Isisford Community & District
     In Memory Of

    Krystal Schmidt
Who Was Tragically Taken On
    23 January 2004
Source: MA
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