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Female tourist dies after snorkeling off Norman Island

Police confirmed the sudden death of a 70-year-old female tourist Thursday morning, January 14, 2016. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police confirmed the sudden death of a 70-year-old female tourist Thursday morning, January 14, 2016.

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.

3 Responses to “Female tourist dies after snorkeling off Norman Island”

  • qc (16/01/2016, 19:18) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is becoming a habit
  • yes (18/01/2016, 11:02) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes i agreed now man this is pure stupidity. If them know them cant swim don't go in our waters. I guess another way is to get trained body guards to work on beaches during the season mostly. Another thing is they love to drink so maybe this is a contributing fact.
  • dumb and dumber (19/01/2016, 16:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    There could be so many factors as to this accident. so think before you chat crap!!!! God you guys are dumb and quick to judge. I bet you from Talktola!!!!


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