SUVA, March 24 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese national has died while scuba diving in Fiji, officials of China's embassy in Fiji confirmed to Xinhua on Friday.
The victim was on a scuba diving trip in waters near Fiji's tourism hub of Nadi on Wednesday when the incident happened, embassy officials said.
The victim, traveling by herself in Nadi, left out to a small island for a day cruise on Wednesday, where she took a scuba diving trip accompanied by a local dive control specialist, during which a sign of struggle was seen on her face as she could not reply through hand signals, police said.
She was evacuated by helicopter to the nearest hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
As police investigations continue, the Chinese embassy, which has managed to get in contact with the victim's family members, reminds Chinese tourists to exercise caution while enjoying themselves in the Pacific island country.