Diving fatality in French Polynesia

10:52 am on 10 September 2019

There has been a fatal diving accident in French Polynesia.

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Local television reported that the 47-year-old head of a diving business on Tikehau died shortly after being flown to Tahiti.

Reports said he was diving with friends at a depth of more than 70 metres but when he resurfaced he was ill.

It's not known if he encountered problems while diving.

A police investigation has been opened.