Tourist dies on day trip

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

A 59-YEAR-OLD French tourist died while snorkelling dur­ing a day trip on the Cruise Whit­sun­days ves­sel Camira last week.

Whit­sun­day po­lice act­ing se­nior sergeant Si- mon Wal­ter, said the man died be­tween 11am-12pm on Thurs­day, July 18.

Po­lice from the Whit­sun­day Sta­tion were trans­ported to Dumb­ell Is­land to be­gin their in­ves­ti­ga­tion that af­ter­noon.

Po­lice of­fi­cers and of­fi­cers from Mar­itime Sa- fety Queens­land also at­tended the ves­sel when it docked at Abell Point Ma­rina later in the day.

Act Snr Sgt Wal­ter said there were no sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances.

The mat­ter had been re­ferred to the coroner to de­ter­mine the cause of death.

Cruise Whit­sun­days CEO Peter O’Reilly said the com­pany was un­der­tak­ing its own in­ter­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tions and co-op­er­at­ing with those of the au­thor­i­ties.

“And all of us are wait­ing for a re­port from the coroner to de­ter­mine the cause of death,” he said.

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