Woman dies while snorkelling on Whitsundays tour

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A woman has reportedly died while on a snorkelling trip in the Whitsundays on Tuesday.

The woman, aged in her 50s, developed chest pain and breathing difficulties while in the water during her trip, Courier Mail reports.

It's understood the woman came up for air after struggling to breathe prompting the tour boat crew to perform CPR, it's been reported.

A woman in her 50s has died while snorkelling the Whitsundays.
A woman in her 50s has died while snorkelling the Whitsundays.

The woman was rushed to shore at Airlie Beach at around 12.30pm where emergency services were waiting, but they were unable to save her.

Yahoo News Australia understands it's not being treated as suspicious. Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

Second Whitsundays death in a week

It's the second tragedy to hit the area this month after a newlywed was killed in a golf buggy incident on Hamilton Island.

29-year-old Marina Morgan was on her honeymoon with her new husband, Robbie Morgan, when their cart overturned on June 20.

Despite lifesaving efforts from paramedics, the young woman died at the scene.

Mr Morgan has since issued a devastating tribute to his bride saying "my heart is broken and my world shattered with the tragic loss of the most beautiful girl in the world."

"My angel, my saint, my wife Marina Hanna."

The couple had married in Sydney just days before the accident.

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