Branch Kills Camper 18 January 1977 The Canberra Times

A 22-year-old woman was killed and her husband suffered chest injuries on Sunday when a branch fell on the tent in which they were sleeping at a Tumut camping ground.

The branch narrowly missed the couple's baby, who was sleeping in a cot in the tent.

Police said a 10-metre branch had fallen about 13 metres on to the tent, striking Mrs Dianne Therese McCorey, of Bullaburra, Blue Mountains, and causing head injuries.

Mr Peter Charles McCorey, 23, had been struck on the chest and been admitted to Tumut Hospital for observation. He was in a satisfactory condition yesterday.

Police said the tent had been pitched about five metres from the tree trunk and that the branch was slightly rotted at the base.