Locals tried to help save woman
POLICE investigations into the death of a 38year-old woman in a Mundubbera park early last Thursday morning revealed there were no suspicious circumstances.
A man who was with the woman sought help from the occupants of a nearby house.
Helen Jenkinson and her son Corey were woken by the man rattling their front door and asking for help.
“He was traumatised, teary and pleading,” Mrs Jenkinson said.
“I don’t know what time it was – it was very dark.
“He asked if I could ring for an ambulance because his girlfriend wasn’t breathing.”
The ambulance officer kept Mrs Jenkinson on the phone and asked if her son could go across to the shelter in the Centenary Memorial Gardens and check the woman for signs of life.
He did but there were none.
“Our local paramedic arrived very quickly and I shone the torch for her while she tried to revive the woman,” Mrs Jenkinson said.
“She looked so peaceful but couldn’t be revived.
“The most emotional part for us was the man.”
It was about 5am when the Jenkinsons returned home.
“That man needed our help,” Corey said.
“I’d do it again – it just shows how short life can be.”