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Body of missing tourist washes ashore on VG

Police have confirmed the death of a male tourist in Virgin Gorda on March 2, 2018. The deceased was at The Baths at the time. Photo: VINO/File
THE BATHS, Virgin Gorda, VI- The body of a Caucasian male was reportedly recovered hours after he went missing in waters near The Baths on Virgin Gorda yesterday, March 2, 2018.

The man was said to be a tourist.

Earlier search efforts, spearheaded by Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) after an alarm was raised, had been unsuccessful.

According to a police source, the tourist was part of a sailing charter to Virgin Gorda and was in the area of The Baths when he went missing. “He was found hours later washed up on rocks, dead.”

Police spokeswoman Diane L. Drayton confirmed to our news site this morning that a tourist had died on Virgin Gorda on March 2, 2018.

“Police can confirm the sudden death of a male tourist in Virgin Gorda yesterday. The deceased was at The Baths at the time,” Ms Drayton stated.

It is unclear if the man had gone for a swim or fell overboard.

The Department of Disaster Management had advised against mooring or swimming at The Baths on March 2, 2018 due to high swells and rough surf conditions.

6 Responses to “Body of missing tourist washes ashore on VG”

  • one eye (03/03/2018, 08:28) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
  • True (03/03/2018, 09:48) Like (13) Dislike (3) Reply
    his charter company and the Captain need to be arrested, this area was off limits with a NO SWIMMING warning issued.
  • NezRez (03/03/2018, 19:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    So sad to hear this. A lot of people have never been in water with an undertow and get swept away. DDM advised against swimming but were there any signs posted for the Captain to see? There should be signs on every beach showing the time of year there is high tide. Poor man came for vacation. Condolences to his family and friends.

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