A 76-year-old Japanese tourist died while climbing Australia's iconic Uluru landmark, Northern Territory police said Wednesday.

The police did not immediately identify the man or provide other details such as his hometown.

Duty Superintendent Shaun Gill told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. that the man was taken to a nearby health clinic by helicopter but could not be resuscitated.

Since the 1950s, a total of 37 people have died while climbing the UNESCO World Heritage-listed monolith.

Uluru is a sacred site to the local Aboriginal people.

Signs around its base that request visitors reconsider climbing it have been in place since 1992. But the signs have not deterred tourists from attempting to climb Uluru.

In November, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board of Management voted to ban climbing from October 2019.

According to The Guardian, research undertaken by the Australian National University in 2006 found that Japanese visitors were the most likely to climb Uluru, with 83 percent of them choosing to make the climb.