Melbourne surfer who died in Bali may have had a health problem

The 56-year-old man died after he appeared to fall unconscious while surfing the Kuta reef surfbreak
The family of a Melbourne man who died while surfing in Bali is receiving assistance from the Department of Foreign Affairs. It’s believed the man may have been suffering a health problem. The 56-year-old from Melbourne was reportedly found unconscious about 12.30pm local time on Friday after surfing the Kuta reef surfbreak.

He was rescued by lifeguards on jet skis and taken to Bali International Medical Centre where he was treated, but died two hours later. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says it is providing consular assistance to his family. Denpasar water police chief I Wayan Redip said the man was surfing when he appeared to suddenly fall unconscious or faint and he may have suffered a health problem.

It’s the third mishap involving Australian surfers in Indonesia in recent weeks. Noosa surfer Peter Maynard went missing from his accommodation on Nusa Lembongan, off Bali on 4 September and a section of the 45-year-old’s surfboard was later handed in to authorities. On 5 September, Gold Coast boardmaker Geoff Moase, 48, died while surfing off Sorga beach in Lombok.

source : the guardian

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