Post-mortem on How Diver Died

Date: 31/12/2010

A post-mortem will determine how a Russian tourist died at the Mikhail Lermontov wreck in Port Gore in the Marlborough Sounds. The 58-year-old woman was an experienced diver with a Russian dive club touring New Zealand. Sergeant Kris Payne of Picton police said the woman had been in the water for a short time before returning to the boat when, for unknown reasons, she collapsed and died. The woman’s death had been referred to the coroner.

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