Melbourne woman, two divers killed in New Zealand
Posted by te2ataria on December 24, 2015
Female Australian visitor killed in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
The Australian woman who was killed in a fall at Aoraki Mt Cook National Park yesterday (23 December 2015) has been named as 28 year old Nicola Anne Andrews from Melbourne.
The victim fell about 300m onto the Eugenie Glacier. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/victim-climbing-accident-named
RIP. Nicola Anne Andrews, 28, an Australian engineering student, was killed after falling 300 metres onto a glacier while climbing in New Zealand’s Mt Cook National Park. Two years ago she climbed to Everest Base Camp.
Last week, two divers, possibly overseas visitors, were killed near Wellington.
A 45 year male scuba diver has been found by another diver on the sea floor near Red Rocks Wellington at approximately 2.50pm this afternoon. The name of the diver is not available at this stage, police said. vhttp://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/diver-found-deceased-sea-floor-%E2%80%93-red-rocks-wellington
Diver dead after being found off Wellington’s south coast A diver has been pronounced dead after being found off the south coast of Wellington on Sunday (20 December 2015). http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75307862/diver-dead-after-being-found-off-wellingtons-south-coast
Diver found dead off Wellington coast A scuba diver has died off Wellington’s south coast.
The 45-year-old man was found by another diver on the sea floor near Red Rocks in Wellington at about 2.50pm on Saturday (12 December 2015). The diver’s name has not been released. http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75040373/Diver-found-dead-off-Wellington-coast
Other Recent Diving Deaths
- On 8 February 2015, Bua-Ngoen THONGSI, 37, a Thai national, went missing while diving in Canterbury. Her body was found several days later. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/canterbury-police-name-missing-diver
RIP. The body of the 37-year-old Bua-Ngoen Thongsi was recovered by the police dive squad about 100 metres from her last known position on 10 February 2015. The Thai woman never resurfaced while diving for crayfish.
- Search for missing 25-year-old Far North diver scaled down Monday, 12 January 2015 http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/search-missing-far-north-diver-scaled-down
- Weather conditions prevent further search for missing kayaker. Canterbury Police are now able to name the missing kayaker. He was 20 year old Private Hamish Alexander Robert Duncan from Hawke’s Bay who went missing on 4 April 2015. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/weather-conditions-prevent-further-search-missing-kayaker
- Body recovered from Rotorua lake The body of 24-year-old William Van Der Voort, has been retrieved from Lake Rotorua by the Police National Dive Squad this afternoon (Thursday, 27 November 2014). Divers located him in approximately 3m of water, about 500m from shore. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-recovered-rotorua-lake
- Dead diver’s name remains a mystery. Waikato Police working to identify deceased female Coromandel diver. “Work is currently underway to identify the woman and locate her family and we will not be able to release the woman’s name until her family have been notified. Police would like to extend our sympathies to the woman’s family for their loss,” said police on 4 November 2014. Her identity remains a mystery after 13 months! http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/waikato-police-working-identify-deceased-coromandel-diver