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Woman who died on snorkel trip is named

Police have named an elderly woman tourist who died on a snorkel trip.

Dolores Burke, 74, from Florida, was with a group near Hawkins Island when she experienced difficulties at about 11am on Thursday.

The senior was visiting Bermuda on a cruise.

A police spokesman said: “Despite life-saving efforts on the water as she was transported by police vessel to shore — which continued as she was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance — Ms Burke was later pronounced dead.

“There were no suspicious circumstances, however, an autopsy is anticipated.”

The spokesman added that a family liaison officer had been assigned to Ms Burke’s family.