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Tourist dies on Jost van Dyke; delay in getting First Responders

Sometime close to 4:00 pm this afternoon, Friday, January 4, 2019, a male tourist, said to be in his mid 40s, passed away while hiking at Hatchet Road on Jost van Dyke. Photo: Internet Source
GREAT HARBOUR, Jost van Dyke, VI - Sometime close to 4:00 pm this afternoon, Friday, January 4, 2019, a male tourist, said to be in his mid 40s, passed away while hiking at Hatchet Road on Jost van Dyke.

While information and reports are still unfolding, the man of Asian nationality is said to have been with two others on a hike when he started complaining of pains.

His friends had to walk through dangerous unpaved roads, tracks and challenging terrain to seek help from first responders on the sister island.

Long walk & bad roads

However, when they returned, it was too late for first responders, according to one eyewitness.

They noticed that he was frothing from the mouth and later was pronounced dead.  Police and BVI Tourist Board officials are now investigating what happened, as the man is believed to be a worker on one of the smaller cruise ships.

Our newsroom will update the story as more accurate information becomes available.

This brings Tourist deaths to three, within a two weeks period in the Virgin Islands (VI). The other two deaths include a Florida Cardiologist, Dr Joseph Horgan—whose body was found at Buck Island—and another Caucasian female of American nationality, Denise Regan, 62, drowned in the waters off Cooper Island.

9 Responses to “Tourist dies on Jost van Dyke; delay in getting First Responders ”

  • WHY? (04/01/2019, 20:04) Like (3) Dislike (25) Reply
    Murder in Paradise?
    • NezRez (05/01/2019, 08:12) Like (7) Dislike (1) Reply
      @ WHY? There were no murders, just accidents and probably over exertion for the last person. Don’t start any rumors here. SMDH at you.
  • Ancient (04/01/2019, 20:41) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is sad
  • wow (04/01/2019, 22:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very sad to hear.
  • Really? This sounds funny (05/01/2019, 07:43) Like (9) Dislike (7) Reply
    So you mean to tell me in this whole world of technology none of you had a phone? A walker talkie? Some sort of device to call for help? Even if your phone does not have cell service one thing for sure emergency 911 works everytime!
    Officers question these men do not be too quick to call it a sudden death
  • what (05/01/2019, 07:51) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    this is a trend now? just when things are beginning to fall back in place? wow
  • wow (05/01/2019, 08:15) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    This is really sad. Frothing at the mouth? Lawd I hope it’s not what I am thinking.
  • pat (05/01/2019, 09:12) Like (4) Dislike (6) Reply
    Let the truth be told the bad roads ndp promised to fix
  • Eagle Eye (05/01/2019, 11:31) Like (7) Dislike (19) Reply
    Why the two friends had to leave to get help.why didn't one stay with him hmm.


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