Woman dies while snorkelling in Whitsundays, Queensland

A woman in her 50s has died after suffering a medical episode while snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Police confirmed the woman had been on a snorkeling and boat tour in the Whitsundays when the episode occurred on Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency Services were called and the woman was transported to an Airlie Beach Marina.

A Queensland Police spokesperson said police were notified of the incident around 12.45pm and attended the scene.

A report will be prepared for the coroner regarding the woman’s death.

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