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Last Updated:  Wednesday, 9 April, 2003, 08:32 GMT 09:32 UK
Woman killed in wreck dive
Rainbow Warrior
Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior was sunk by the French secret service
A post-mortem is being carried out on a Hertfordshire woman who died while diving off the coast of New Zealand.

Diane Brocklehurst, 23, from Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, had been diving to the wreck of the sunken Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior.

She was an experienced diver and the dive itself is said to be relatively easy.

Her diving equipment has now been sent to Wellington for official tests.

Mrs Brocklehurst is understood to have been diving to the wreck of the ship which was sunk by the French secret service in 1985.

The Rainbow Warrior was blown up in Auckland Harbour while preparing a protest against nuclear testing in the Pacific.

The current Rainbow Warrior was bought in 1989 and has joined protests against radioactive waste, sea pollution and driftnet fishing across the world.

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