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Tania Teelow (pictured) lost her 20-year-old daughter to a water skiing accident, saying: 'It's been a hard four-and-a-half years'

Tania Teelow (pictured) lost her 20-year-old daughter to a water skiing accident, saying: 'It's been a hard four-and-a-half years'

A mother who is fighting for safer regulations in professional water skiing following the death of her daughter to the sport, says the regulatory body 'hasn't picked the phone up since the day Sarah died'.

Over four years after Tania Teelow tragically lost her 20-year-old daughter Sarah to a water skiing accident when her helmet came off, she is still reeling from the loss.  

'Not a day goes by that I don't cry and miss her. She's my girl,' Ms Teelow said after a coroner's inquest concluded on Thursday. 

Helmet specifications and the speed at which she was racing - both factors considered in the coroner's inquest -still remain unsafe, Ms Teelow said. 

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Four years after Tania Teelow tragically lost her 20-year-old daughter Sarah (pictured) to a water skiing accident when her helmet came off, she is still calling for changes to the sport

Four years after Tania Teelow tragically lost her 20-year-old daughter Sarah (pictured) to a water skiing accident when her helmet came off, she is still calling for changes to the sport

Sarah died when she came off her skis during a competition where she was travelling at around 130km/h on the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney.

An inquest into her death found her helmet had come off shortly after she made initial contact with the water. 

It was due to critical head and neck injuries that Sarah died, forcing her parents to switch off her life-support machine just one day later.

Acting State Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan called for improvements to helmet and personal flotation device

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