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Woman dies while scuba diving at Duranbah Beach

Police will investigate the death of a scuba diver at Duranbah Beach on Tuesday.

About 3.40pm, emergency services were called to the Tweed Heads beach after a woman got into trouble in while scuba diving at Little Cove with family. 

The woman, a 52-year-old from Queensland, was pulled from the water, but she died at the scene. 

First aid had been administered until paramedics arrived. 

Tweed/Byron LAC detectives are investigating the incident, which they said was not being treated as suspicious. 

The woman's scuba diving tanks were taken for scientific examination.

A report will be prepared for the coroner. 

Topics:  duranbah, tweed heads



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