Domino's exec dies in snorkeling accident while on luxe vacation

Bauernfeind joined Domino’s in October 2018

Domino’s Pizza Group Chief Financial Officer David Bauernfeind died Thursday in a “tragic accident” while vacationing with his family.

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Bauernfeind was snorkeling in Mauritius, a country located off the eastern coast of Africa, at the time of his death, according to The Mirror, a British newspaper. He was with his wife and daughter, the outlet reported.

The Guardian reports a British tourist, believed to be Bauernfeind, was found by a sailor off the coast of the island.

“David was hugely liked and deeply respected for his dedication and sharp intellect amongst Domino's colleagues,” a spokesman a told FOX Business in a statement. “He was a force for good within the business and will be greatly missed.”

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Bauernfeind joined Domino’s in October 2018, succeeding Rachel Osborne, who left her role in June of last year.

Domino's Pizza Group is a separate, publicly traded franchise company based in the U.K.