6 May 2013

US citizen dies while diving in Vanuatu

10:05 am on 6 May 2013

A United States diver who lived in New Zealand has died while diving one of the shipwrecks in Luganville, on Santo.

Aquamarine Santo management says the victim was one of its divers, a certified diver and had dived the SS President Coolridge wreck four times before.

Aquamarine Santo says this time on her return to the shallows with her dive guard, fellow divers saw her go back down without telling her dive guard.

Divers brought her body to the surface but all attempts to revive her failed.

Her body is to be repatriated to New Zealand to determine the cause of death.