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March 24th, 2019
Friend saves drowning teen in USVI waters


FREDERIKSTED, St. Croix, USVI - A teen who was drowning after diving into the ocean from the Ann E. Ambramson Pier in Frederiksted, United States Virgin Islands (USVI) was saved by one of his friends earlier this week, according to a video sent to The Consortium last week.

December 31st, 2018
American woman drowns off Cooper Island; 2nd in few days

COOPER ISLAND, VI - It was reported yesterday, Sunday, December 30, 2018, to our newsroom that a Caucasian female of American nationality drowned off Cooper Island in Virgin Islands (VI) waters.

April 9th, 2018
USVI man drowns while attempting to save his brother


FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI - A St Croix man drowned on Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Frederiksted Pier while attempting to save his brother, who was out in the deep waters struggling to stay afloat, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to The Consortium Tuesday, April 10, 2018. According to VIPD Public Information Officer Glen Dratte, the 911 emergency call centre received notification of the incident at about 2:23 P.M.

May 19th, 2017
UPDATE: James Leonard fell off boat – Eyewitnesses claim

COOPER ISLAND, VI - Mourning the tragic death of Cooper Island resident and beneficiary owner, Mr James 'Jamesy' Leonard, close friends and eyewitnesses have brushed aside speculation of foul play in his death.

February 2nd, 2017
Young man drowns in St John


ST JOHN, USVI- A young man who appeared to be in his early 20s drowned in St John on Tuesday morning, January 31, 2017 [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to this publication.

July 21st, 2016
Myett’s owners' son allegedly drowns @ CGB

CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI- The son of owners of Myett’s in Cane Garden Bay, Dakary Rhymer, has reportedly drowned at Cane Garden Bay.

November 17th, 2015
Two drown; three injured in St Thomas boating accident

CROWN BAY, St Thomas, USVI- A boating accident in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) has left two dead and three injured, the VI Consortium reported on November 16, 2015.

August 10th, 2015
Woman drowns after father blocks rescue to save 'honour'


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AFP) — A young Asian woman drowned after her father allegedly prevented Dubai lifeguards from coming to the rescue because that would "dishonour" her, Emirati news media reported Monday.

June 14th, 2015
Man reportedly drowns @ JVD

LITTLE HARBOUR, Jost Van Dyke, VI – Information reaching this news site from our Team of Reporters on Jost Van Dyke is that well known resident, Daniel 'Not Nice' Richards, reportedly drowned in waters off Little Harbour this evening, June 14, 2015.

June 11th, 2015
Tourist drowns near Devil's Bay

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A tourist reportedly encountered difficulties and drowned while snorkelling near Devil's Bay, Virgin Gorda sometime after noon yesterday, June 10, 2015.


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