An Australian man on holiday with his family has been killed in a boating accident in Fiji.
The 40-year-old man from NSW died on Thursday as he returned from a fishing trip.
Fijian West police spokesman Naina Ragigia said the man was staying at the Mana Island resort with his wife and two children.
Mr Ragigia said the man and four other men were in a boat coming back from the fishing trip when the boat was hit by another vehicle travelling at high speed.
The Australian was rushed to the Mana Resort medical centre, where he died of his injuries.
Mr Ragigia said three other people involved in the crash were still receiving treatment at the centre.
He said the company operating the vessel had never before been involved in an accident and collisions involving tourist boats were rare.
A Mana Island resort spokeswoman said the resort was unable to comment.
A spokeswoman from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed the death.
‘‘The department is aware that a 40-year-old man from NSW died in Fiji on 15 May. Consular officials are providing assistance to the man’s family.’’
Tourism is Fiji’s highest foreign exchange earner, with more than 700,000 Australians and New Zealanders travelling to the country each year.