Med­i­cal con­di­tion to blame

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have con­cluded their in­ves­ti­ga­tions on the death of the 59-year-old South African wo­man who died while snorkelling at Agin­court Reef.

The wo­man died on Septem­ber 28 while on a Po­sei­don reef tour with her hus­band and daugh­ter who were both div­ing at the time of the in­ci­dent.

The coro­ner’s re­port found the cause of death to be an un­der­ly­ing med­i­cal con­di­tion and stated no fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion was re­quired.

Of­fi­cer in charge Damian Meadows said af­ter speak­ing with the wo­man’s fam­ily they sup­port the coro­ner’s con­clu­sion.

“She was an ex­pe­ri­enced snorkeler,” he said.

“She had be­ing snorkelling pre­vi­ously in South Africa nu­mer­ous times be­fore and she was a good swim­mer.”

Po­sei­don’s un­blem­ished safety record since launch­ing in 1981 re­mains in­tact, with the reef op­er­a­tor con­sid­ered one of the safest op­er­a­tors in the world with no se­ri­ous in­juries recorded in more than 300,000 vis­its by tourists.

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