Saturday, January 16 – Police confirmed the sudden death of a 70-year-old female tourist Thursdaymorning.
The husband of the deceased, who is from Michigan, USA, stated that the deceased was snorkeling around 10am while the boat they were sailing was anchored off Norman Island. A person on a nearby vessel notified him that his wife was experiencing breathing problems and had been taken aboard another boat to render assistance.
A medical doctor in the vicinity as well as Virgin Islands Search and Rescue provided medical assistance. The deceased was then taken to Peebles Hospital where she was pronounced dead later that day.
The Coroner’s Office has been informed and a Police Liaison Officer has been assigned.
The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time.