Villager dies after diving expedition

A 31-year-old man is dead after experiencing problems during a diving expedition yesterday.

The deceased, originally from Serua, was taken from Oneata Island to Lakeba Hospital by other divers who noticed him semi-conscious while using gas when diving for beche-de-mer.

While arrangements were being made to evacuate him to the CWM Hospital, his condition deteriorated and he died at the Lakeba Hospital, said police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro.

His body is at the CWM Hospital awaiting a post mortem examination.



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