Boree Creek tragedy: Kim Hunt's family breaks silence

The sister of Kim Hunt has broken the family's silence in the wake of this week's tragedy.

Jenny Geppert has issued a brief statement:

Kim Hunt's sister Jenny Geppert (nee Blake) has issued a statement about the loss of her sister, brother-in-law, nephew and two neices. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

Kim Hunt's sister Jenny Geppert (nee Blake) has issued a statement about the loss of her sister, brother-in-law, nephew and two neices. Picture: Kieren L Tilly

In regards to the recent tragedy within our family.

All that can be felt is an indescribable numbness and all-encompassing, heart-wrenching sadness with losing my sister, brother-in-law, nephew and nieces.

My most beautiful, spirited sister, Kim, whom I idolised and adored; my dear brother-in-law, Geoff, who was incredibly generous and kind-hearted; my beautiful nephew and nieces Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe, who I cherished and thought of as my own children.

All are loved dearly. The void that is left in our lives is immeasurable. They are profoundly missed.

We have had overwhelming support from family and friends as well as the local community and beyond. I cannot express enough appreciation for this kindness. Thank you.

Please give a hug to those you love and count your blessings that they are with you.

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Mrs Geppert was the first female farmer to star on reality show Farmer Wants A Wife when she appeared on national television in 2009.

Unlucky in love on the show, the Tumbarumba native later fell in love with and married Mark Geppert, also a Riverina farmer.

Now settled on a farm at Sandigo, Mrs Geppert lives not far from the home her sister made with Geoff Hunt.

​The Lockhart and Boree Creek communities have rallied in the wake of the tragic events at "Watch Hill".

A special council meeting was held at Lockhart on Wednesday, with those involved developing plants to assist those affected by the tragedy, including St Joseph's School - where the children were in year four, two and kindergarten - and the wider community.

"I believe talking and getting this out is important," Lockhart mayor Peter Yates told the media.

The Murrumbidgee Local Health District has also declared that mental health clinicians will be in Lockhart every working day for the next two weeks to provide support to residents.

As the community looks to picking up the pieces, police will continue their investigations and prepare a report for the coroner.

"Information is coming to hand all the time (and) we need to look at that in its entirety rather than just piecemeal," Wagga's Superintendent Bob Noble told media on Wednesday.

IF YOU NEED HELP: Support is available for anyone who may be distressed by calling Lifeline 131 114, Mensline 1300 789 978, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800.

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