Third tourist dies while diving on Great Barrier Reef

A TOURIST has reportedly died while scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

The man, believed to be an English tourist aged in his 60s, is said to have been on a certified dive at Agincourt Reef off Port Douglas, about 100km north of Cairns, when he died.

It’s the third death on the Reef this week.


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Two French tourists aged in their 70s died while in the water at Michaelmas Cay on Wednesday morning after reportedly suffering simultaneous heart attacks.

There are reports the victims had been stung by Irukandji jellyfish.

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