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Australian Family Tragedy at Nusa Lembongan

16-Year-Old Australian Boy Dies While Snorkeling at Nusa Lembongan Island Near Bali

(5/8/2012) Jakarta Globe reports that a 16-year-old Australian boy died on Thursday, May 3, 2012, while snorkeling at Nusa Lembongan Island, an island a short distance from Bali’s southeastern shore.

The boy, from New South Wales, has been identified as Jack Francis McCabe, who perished while snorkeling with his family. The youth reportedly insisted on being allowed to continue to swim when his family decided to return to shore. A short time later, the swimming boy's head collided with a boat at anchor.

The boy’s Father brought his son to shore where he administered CPR. But, McCabe was pronounced dead on arrival when he arrived at the Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the family did not request an autopsy on boy’s body, which will be returned to Australia for final disposition.

Police have described the incident as a “pure accident” while providing little detail on how the teenager came into close contact with a boat.

Officials from the Australian Consulate-General in Bali are providing assistance to the boy’s family.