Police are investigating the death of a 52-year-old Queensland woman who was scuba diving near one of the Tweed’s most popular surfing beaches on Tuesday afternoon .
Police say that around 3.40pm, emergency services were called to Duranbah Beach at Tweed Heads after the woman got into difficulty while scuba diving with family members off Little Cove.
She was pulled from the water and first aid was administered until NSW Ambulance paramedics attended and continued with CPR, but she died at the scene.
Police have taken her scuba diving tanks for for scientific examination and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
Byron Bay death
The incident comes just days after another diver died at Julian Rocks off Byron Bay.
Teresa Swarbick, who was holidaying in the area with her husband and children, got into trouble on an organised snorkelling trip on Wednesday.
Local media reports Ms Swarbick had difficulty staying afloat in strong currents and that there were problems in getting her back into the dive boat.
Ms Swarbick was taken back to The Pass where paramedics attempted unsuccessfully to revive her.