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Aussies die in beach paradise

Kuta, Bali
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Two Australian holiday makers have reportedly died a day apart at international beach resorts.

Melbourne woman Maureen Eddison is said to have died on New Year’s Day after snorkelling at Nusa Lembongan, southeast of Bali.

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Ms Eddison, 55, was a nurse from Melbourne bayside suburb St Kilda.

The news follows reports that an Australian died on Saturday while swimming off a beach on the southern Thai resort island of Koh Samui.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Apichart Jansamret said the tourist died while swimming off Chaweng beach during high tide. reports that Ms Eddison was with five other family members when they arrived by boat to Nusa Lembongan.

Ms Eddison was reportedly breathing heavily and feeling ill after snorkelling.

Family took her to hospital by car but she is said to have died on arrival.

Sanglah’s forensics facility co-ordinator Ida Bagus Putu Alit said it appeared the woman died of suffocation from a lack of oxygen.