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Thursday 29 September 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National
Cook Islands police. Photo: FACEBOOK
Georgina Keenan-Williams said it was a natural event whilst snorkelling in the
shallows and there are “absolutely no safety concerns”.
said the body of the tourist would be repatriated back to Australia on Friday
and passed on condolences to the family.
According to Cook Islands Police, the 57-year-old man was found
floating in the lagoon at around midday on Sunday.
Cook Islands News understands the deceased was holidaying with
family members in Rarotonga.
A Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) spokesperson
from Australia earlier said DFAT and the Australian High Commission in
Rarotonga were providing consular assistance to the family.
“We offer our condolences to his family and friends,” the