More details released about Whitsunday beach death
POLICE are continuing to investigate a person's death at Whitehaven Beach yesterday but have deemed it was not suspicious.
Update 2.40pm: Whitsunday Police confirmed today, a man aged 62-years, drowned at the popular tourist beach on Tuesday afternoon.
Update 9am: Whitsunday Police said investigations into the incident were continuing and a report was being prepared for the coroner.
Paramedics first responded to reports of a drowning on Whitehaven Beach about 1.30pm yesterday.
At 5.40pm yesterday, Whitsunday Police confirmed a person had died earlier that day at Whitehaven Beach.
A RACQ CQ Rescue spokeswoman said a rescue helicopter was tasked to the beach just after 2pm, but the team was not required.
She said reports indicated witnesses were already performing CPR on the person when the helicopter was en route.