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Tourist Dies On Diving Trip

A young Chinese tourist died yesterday following a scuba diving trip at one of the resorts off the Nadi coast. The young woman had been in the country for three
23 Mar 2017 11:31
Tourist Dies  On Diving Trip
Medical personnel attend to the woman at the Lautoka Hospital after she was airlifted by the Pacific Island Air helicopter. Photo: Charles Chambers

A young Chinese tourist died yesterday following a scuba diving trip at one of the resorts off the Nadi coast.

The young woman had been in the country for three days and was due to fly back home today.

According to sources, the woman had booked into a resort in Nadi and had arranged to spend the day at the offshore island resort.

It is believed that she was learning to scuba dive.

The sources said while she was underwater she became unconscious and was quickly brought to the surface and moved to land where attempts were made to revive her.

Pacific Island Air, based at Nadi Airport, which has helicopters equipped for medical evacuation, was used to bring the young woman to the Lautoka Hospital.

It was unclear whether she was dead on arrival or had died at the hospital.

No comments could be obtained from the island resort or the hotel on the mainland where was staying.

It is believed that attempts were being made to contact the woman’s family in China.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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