Two elderly French tourists died on Wednesday in a bizarre tragedy after they both suffered heart attacks while snorkelling at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, The Telegraph reports.
The man and woman, both in their 70s, were part a group of 21 French tourists on a trip to Michaelmas Cay, north of Cairns, Passions of Paradise tour group said.
"They had pre-existing medical conditions and were accompanied by a guide when they were in the water," said Scotty Garden, Passions of Paradise chief executive, in a statement. Further details were not immediately available.
The Great Barrier Reef stretches 2,000 km (1,200 miles) along Australia's northeast coast and is the world's largest living ecosystem.
It attracts more than two million visitors each year and brings in billions of dollars in tourism revenue.