Tourist dies metres from reef pontoon


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A British man has died while on a day trip to Moore Reef.

A tourist has died after a snorkelling trip went wrong at Moore Reef yesterday.

The British man had been on a day tour with Reef Magic Cruises to the popular Great Barrier Reef site, about 40kms from Cairns, when he died suddenly at around 12.30pm.

It’s believed the man, in his 50s, was just metres from the Pontoon when the incident occurred.

A spokesperson from Reef Magic Cruises was unavailable for comment when contacted by Newsport. Investigations are continuing into the incident.

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Another tourists remains in a critical conditions at the Cairns Base Hospital after being resuscitated on Green Island. The 43 year-old-woman was pulled from the water by a lifeguard while snorkelling.

It follows the death of three tourists on Great Barrier Reef late last year.