Medical condition to blame
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.