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Woman drowns at beach near Rockhampton

A woman has died and a boy taken to hospital after being pulled from the water at a beach near Rockhampton in Queensland.

Emergency services were called to the Emu Park boat ramp just before 5pm on Tuesday after reports the pair were in trouble in the water.

Paramedics tried to revive the 46-year-old woman but she was declared dead at the scene.

The boy was taken to Yeppoon Hospital as a precaution.

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