A Royal Australian Navy member deployed on a border patrol operation has died.
The person, who has not yet been named by Defence, was deployed on the patrol boat Cape Inscription as part of Operation Resolute.
In a statement, a Defence spokesman said the cause of death was not yet known.
“On behalf of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force, the Chief of the Defence Force extends his deepest sympathy to the family, friends and shipmates of the deceased member,” the statement said.
“Defence is liaising with local authorities and the cause of death is not yet known. As such, it is not appropriate to provide further details at this time.”
More to come.