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Woman drowns while snorkelling off Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliott Island.
Lady Elliott Island. Contributed

A woman has drowned off Lady Elliot Island while snorkelling.

Around 10am this morning the 60-year-old went snorkelling with three other people.

Around 11.30am she became distressed and an alarm was raised.

It took them 20 minutes to get her back to the beach, where CPR commenced and Triple 0 was called.

Tragically paramedics pronounced her deceased when they arrived.

The lady is not believed to be a local.



Stolen money spent on groceries and rent

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Country singer goes regional

LIVE JAM: Michelle Plozza will play at Clermont on October 7.

MICHELLE Plozza was raised listening to country music.

Battle of the bands helps musos

Headspace Rockhampton CEO Rod Boddice, Daniel Hughes from Headspace, Sarah Hicks, coordinator of Battle of the Bands and Geoff Green from Green Brothers, a sponsor of battle of the bands.

SARAH Hicks is a believer in the power of music and self-expression.

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CMC Rocks faces fan backlash over date change, headliners

The 10th annual CMC Rocks festival will be headlined by The Dixie Chicks.

FANS are not happy about festival being pushed back by two weeks.

Kim Kardashian West attacked by man trying to kiss her bottom

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Madonna poses naked in solidarity with Katy Perry

Madonna posted her own nude selfie on Instagram

Carlos Santana added to Bluesfest 2017 line up

Carlos Santana at Bluesfest 2013.

Calling all local black magic women

Disney to remake 'The Lion King', and it's live-action

The Lion King is coming back to movie theatres

And this time it's going to be live-action.

The Dixie Chicks to headline 2017 CMC Rocks festival

US country music group The Dixie Chicks.

ORGANISERS move festival dates to lock in US country music stars.

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Projects hoped to revive Rockhampton real estate

There have been just over 800 house sales in Rockhampton this year

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

14% of renovators doing own electrical work?

Landscaping (46%), demolition (43%) and interior design (77%) are also often tackled head on by plucky homeowners.

And 12% said they did their own plumbing work