26 September 2005

Japanese woman has died while scuba diving in Australia

A Japanese woman died while scuba diving off Australia's east coast, police said Saturday.

The woman, aged about 30, was not breathing when she surfaced from a dive off Lady Elliot Island in Queensland state, police said in a statement.

Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. The woman, whose identity was not immediately released, was diving with four other people.

Further details were not immediately available.

Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay at the southern tip of Australia's Great Barrier Reef that is popular as a dive and snorkeling spot.

Source: mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp


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