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70 year old drowns near The Baths

February 5th, 2014 | Tags: the Baths tourist swimming Diane Drayton
The Baths, Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO/File
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI - Word from the Public Relations Department of the Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) is that a 70 year old man was found lifeless in the sea near the The Baths, Valley, Virgin Gorda today February 5, 2014.

While further details are not available at this time according to RVIPF Public Relations Officer Ms Diane Drayton the male tourist reportedly had difficulties while swimming to the shore from a sailing vessel.  "Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Cause of death is still to be determined," said Ms Drayton.

Further details will be made available when sourced.

26 Responses to “70 year old drowns near The Baths”

  • cay (05/02/2014, 20:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Oh no again
  • sea weed (05/02/2014, 22:43) Like (7) Dislike (18) Reply
    Why they always coning hear to die eh
  • facts (05/02/2014, 22:56) Like (0) Dislike (15) Reply
    Are you sure th is man drowned
  • dem say (06/02/2014, 06:23) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
  • Capt (06/02/2014, 07:05) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    It needs a designated dingy passage to the beach,it's a long swim in especially when the current and tide pulling out to sea,how any more has to die before a change is made.
  • denise (06/02/2014, 08:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Another sad day
  • hey (06/02/2014, 08:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is time the the TB warn persons in their Marketing Strategy that during this time of the years the currents around the Territory are strong and is not for weak swimmers and old people.

    Para sailing, Kite sailing, snorkeling, wind surfing, sailing, kayaking, board sailing, and may other type of sea pleasures can be promoted but definitely not swimming, for the faint hearten, feeble, sick and weak swimmers, they will continue to die. In addition there is a need for warning signs at all beaches to inform beach goers that the current at that particular beach is strong and dangerous.
    • Sick (06/02/2014, 12:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The National Parks needs to do its work. They too have a marketing budget or didn't you know that? Everything you all dump on the TB
    • Hmm (06/02/2014, 14:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Signs could be posted left and right, they are not adhered to. The water is so cold and people still brave it because the ocean is such a beauty. The point is............they STILL do what they want; no regard for safety or their life.
  • cocern 1 (06/02/2014, 08:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    too many jumbies in de place. as capt says put the security in place before other things happen
  • book mark (06/02/2014, 09:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I feel so bad for his family imagine here on a vacation then to call your love ones to say there dad or grandfather is dead…
  • Champ (06/02/2014, 10:22) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I think the mooring balls need to be move and just leave three or so for the hotels boats who surpervise their guess and all other boats go to the marina in spanish town and used the taxi s that would help .l
  • Warden (06/02/2014, 10:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    As reckless as some ppl drive the dinghies, more ppl might be killed or injured by dinghies running them down. That is why the stop was put there in the first place. Wise decision of the Tourist Borad (or who ever had the fore sight)
  • Yah! (06/02/2014, 10:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Here is a thought, finish the pool, set up a life gaurd training program create jobs take care of our guest. At least give them a fighting chance.
  • crazy (06/02/2014, 10:55) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is there something in our waters that persons are drowning in our Territory?
  • my two cents (06/02/2014, 11:29) Like (1) Dislike (3) Reply
    hope tis not for insureacne or inhretance
  • facts (06/02/2014, 12:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    The nan did not drown. Get the facts straight
    • Lily Ann (07/02/2014, 11:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sooooo......someone styfle he?? Plus thats what the headlines say that happend to him......smh
  • EverytingSafe? (06/02/2014, 13:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Does anybody know what's going on with our llifeguard program? They used to have lifeguards at the Baths but not any more. They used to have a positive lifeguard set up but now is all fall into disarray because of weak politics and softness in the civil service. WAKE UP government! This service is 100% essential to this territory! We need a professional lifeguard service here so we can protect all swimmers and water users. You just a set of mumu when it comes to this, all of you!
    They have set of jet ski sitting in a warehouse somewhere brought in for the lifeguards to use for water safety. And you know what? Dem say lifeguards can use them because jet ski illegal here in the BVI. What?? Guns illegal in the BVI but police have a set a weapons to do their job. Jet skis aint illegal in Cane Garden Bay anyhow! Government leaving $100,000 of equipment rotting in a warehouse 10 years instead of training lifeguards to use them and going out and saving lives? Like I said, this is soft-in-the-head management of our nation and I don't care if it NDP or VIP because both a them let this service slide for so long, by now is safe to say them and the civil service has blood on their hands.
  • Capt (07/02/2014, 05:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    How many have died,from dingy accidents?,at any national parks around,most death happens when people consume alcohol,persons go to the baths for the beauty not to party,maybe some of you should be on the boats,and try swimming in to shore,the national park guards patrol there regular,good job guys,but like every beaches on St. John which is national park all around has a channel to get guests to the beaches,totally agree no dingys on beach but access need to made.
  • Debilbay (07/02/2014, 09:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why the tourists are not dropped off by the ferry dock and shuttled to the Baths? The taxis will make some money and more lives will be saved. Why did they name is Devil Bay? The old people must have known because something always going wrong over there at Devil Bay. Maybe each time he beats his wife behind the back door someone drowns in return (an old folklore tale). They need to stop people from swimming to the shore close to Devil Bay otherwise the next thing they will sue the Govt. for inviting people to meet the Devil too soon.
  • Lily Ann (07/02/2014, 11:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    National Park??? Or National watery graveyard???
  • Lily Ann (07/02/2014, 12:22) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ok Im sick of this, Why not invest in Lifevests???? if Lifeguards gonna cost, get life vests. Let them rent them for $5 per day and if not, rent them free with numbers attached, so they must get returned. If Dolphin Discovey could have lifevests...why not the Bath's????
  • Capt (07/02/2014, 19:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Because it's not the easiest walk,from top to bottom for a 50- 90 year old person,it's not about the money it's about safety and healthy b.v.i for tourist,please it's a urgent cry for help please help us captain to ensure our guest remain safe and less deaths for the b.v.i.

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