A British man has died while diving on the Great Barrier Reef on Friday, an Australian tourism company has said.
The 60-year-old certified diver from England became the third person to die on the reef in as many days.
The company’s executive director Col McKenzie said: “After an extended effort with no response, the diver was declared dead.”
Two French tourists died while snorkelling on the reef at Michaelmas Cay on Wednesday. They are believed to have suffered cardiac arrests.
The 76-year-old man and 74-year-old woman died while diving with a group of 21 elderly French people.
Both victims had declared “pre-existing medical conditions” in paper work before they went into the water.