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UPDATE: Girl who drowned @ Savannah Bay identified as Dauria Alexander

April 2nd, 2024 | Tags: drowning Savannah Bay girl water
Our news centre can now confirm that the girl who drowned at Savannah Bay on Virgin Gorda on March 31, 2024, is Dauria Alexander, a student of Enis Adams Primary School. Photo: Facebook
Enis Adams Primary School paid tribute to its late pupil Dauria Alexander in a Facebook post today, April 2, 2024. Photo: Facebook
Enis Adams Primary School paid tribute to its late pupil Dauria Alexander in a Facebook post today, April 2, 2024. Photo: Facebook
Information reaching our news centre is that there has been a suspected drowning at Savannah Bay on Virgin Gorda. Photo: Trip Advisor
Information reaching our news centre is that there has been a suspected drowning at Savannah Bay on Virgin Gorda. Photo: Trip Advisor
MEYERS ESTATE, Tortola, VI- Our news centre can now confirm that the girl who drowned at Savannah Bay on Virgin Gorda on March 31, 2024, is Dauria Alexander, a student of Enis Adams Primary School.

The 10-year-old Alexander was described by the school as respectful and responsible and someone who had school pride.

She also participated in track and field, representing her house and school.

Tribute to Dauria

Enis Adams Primary School paid tribute to Dauria in a Facebook post today, April 2, 2024.

“Our nest has lost a Hawk filled with school spirit and pride. It is with sincere and deep sadness that we mourn the life of our Hawk; Dauria Alexander.

“We wish to extend our sincere condolences to her family, friends, classmates, school mates and track teammates. ???? We offer our love, support and prayers to you all at this time,” the school stated.

School Counselor Jacob Edwards said: “Let us find solace in the love and joy that our student brought into our lives! I can only see her smiling as she did randomly each time. Let her legacy inspire us to live each day with kindness, compassion, and gratitude. Though our hearts are heavy with grief, may we find comfort in the knowledge that our student is now at peace.”

RVIPF confirmed drowning incident

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) confirmed the drowning incident at Savannah Bay on March 31, 2024. It said a 10-year-old girl was rescued from the waters and transported to Nurse Iris O'Neal Clinic where she was later pronounced dead.

“Details surrounding this tragic incident are currently unknown.

“RVIPF extends condolences to the family, and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.”

See previous article published March 31, 2024

Girl suspected to have drowned @ Savannah Bay

Information reaching our news centre is that there has been a suspected drowning at Savannah Bay on Virgin Gorda.

According to reports, the tragic incident took place late this afternoon, March 31, 2024.

A 10-year-old girl was allegedly pulled from the water and was reportedly subsequently pronounced dead.

More details to follow.

52 Responses to “UPDATE: Girl who drowned @ Savannah Bay identified as Dauria Alexander”

  • Condolences (31/03/2024, 20:05) Like (80) Dislike (3) Reply
    That’s very unfortunate. The ocean on the whole of the North coast of the territory is not safe. It’s so clear to see that the current, waves and seas conditions are not favorable this week as it was last week. So unfortunately parents have to live with his for a very long time. If people can; just avoid all beaches until it’s flat and calm enough.
  • Negligence (31/03/2024, 20:15) Like (99) Dislike (8) Reply
    IF YOU TAKING KIDS TO THE BEACH , THEN THEIR SAFTY IS IN YOUR HANDS , AND YOU GOT MONITOR THEM EVERY MINUTE , SIMPLE COMMON SENSE
    • Greg (02/04/2024, 21:34) Like (38) Dislike (1) Reply
      Today, Tuesday at Josiah's Bay, a young child had to be rescued by the Lifeguard near the rocks. Thank God he was there. What is wrong with these parents who allow their children to go into the water without even watching them? I see parents so engrossed in conversations with their friends and NEVER look back to see if their children are alright. The children may be able to swim, but a strong tide can pull them out. Parents! DO YOUR JOB OF WATCHING YOUR CHILDREN!
  • omg (31/03/2024, 20:15) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    long live dede ???? she was so sweet
  • flUffy (31/03/2024, 20:56) Like (76) Dislike (4) Reply
    Sad.I know some many say it's old People talk,BUT growing up we where told leave the sea alone at Easter..Plus where was her lifevest in those sea conditions? Sincerest of condolences to the family.Its so Hard to have to bury a adult BUT having to bury a Child!!! May GOD give you the strength at triste time and in the times to come..Sincerest condolences!????????
  • Holidays (31/03/2024, 20:57) Like (38) Dislike (4) Reply
    My beloved when we have these holidays keep out the water !
  • Holidays (31/03/2024, 20:57) Like (12) Dislike (3) Reply
    My beloved when we have these holidays keep out the water !
  • Yes (31/03/2024, 21:34) Like (20) Dislike (2) Reply
    This so an unfortunate situation.. never ñike to go beach around this time so sorry for the family
    Gone to soon
  • Mr. Gage (01/04/2024, 01:25) Like (12) Dislike (1) Reply
    My sincere condolences to her family????????????
  • It’s like curse (01/04/2024, 04:48) Like (16) Dislike (6) Reply
    Someone does always drown for Easter
  • swimmer (01/04/2024, 07:21) Like (35) Dislike (14) Reply
    There are few excuses to not develop and implement a learn to swim program in schools. Alas, several BVI administrations have allowed an almost completed swimming pool paid for with private funs going on 20 years ago to go to rack and ruin. The original promise was that if private monies would pay to finish the job if others paid for 90%, which they did. Place is next to Bregado Flax. Another case of (another) political promise thar turns out to have no substance. Few will have much of a chance if you can’t swim when the rip current that sometimes runs in Savannah Bay takes you out to sea. Condolences to the family.
  • J (01/04/2024, 08:12) Like (41) Dislike (2) Reply
    My condolences to the family of this little girl. The road ahead will be tough. I’m sure that there is no pain that can compare to what you currently feel. I pray that you will find comfort.
  • ISaw Rescue (01/04/2024, 10:34) Like (138) Dislike (4) Reply
    The child could have been saved if the adults on the beach had reacted to the call for help. Instead, they all took out their cameras and videotaped. Only a female tourist went in and helped to save the other three and another local guy went to retrieve the deceased. All of you who are posting videos of the incident should feel ashamed of yourselves for your inaction.
    • WOW (01/04/2024, 11:48) Like (42) Dislike (4) Reply
      Oh wow is so sad but that's what the reality is now, the first reaction people do is pull of there phone to video tape instead of helping, and it's messed up. R.I.P Kiddo so sorry you had to died this horrible way. We as human need to STOP what is the Heart of mankind coming too????????????????
    • Faithful (01/04/2024, 12:40) Like (16) Dislike (11) Reply
      I understand what u are saying but if you were there, why didn't you try to help also. Is it that you and the other adults present can't swim?
    • mad (01/04/2024, 15:49) Like (18) Dislike (3) Reply
      Mad with the parent and who ever responsible to bring her to the beach where were they. Beach was forbidden at Easter period but no one wants to listen . It's bad luck but honestly parent now just bring there children out to functions and just left there kids to look after themselves. No monitoring no guidance and this happen at all sports event as well
    • mad (01/04/2024, 15:49) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
      Mad with the parent and who ever responsible to bring her to the beach where were they. Beach was forbidden at Easter period but no one wants to listen . It's bad luck but honestly parent now just bring there children out to functions and just left there kids to look after themselves. No monitoring no guidance and this happen at all sports event as well
    • mad (01/04/2024, 15:49) Like (10) Dislike (2) Reply
      Mad with the parent and who ever responsible to bring her to the beach where were they. Beach was forbidden at Easter period but no one wants to listen . It's bad luck but honestly parent now just bring there children out to functions and just left there kids to look after themselves. No monitoring no guidance and this happen at all sports event as well
    • Exactly (03/04/2024, 09:27) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not only ashamed but a strong sense of guilt
  • What happened? (01/04/2024, 11:03) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Was it a local or tourist? Were they swimming in from a boat or out from the beach?

    Does anyone have further details.

    This breaks my heart
  • @ flUffy (01/04/2024, 11:31) Like (29) Dislike (2) Reply
    These old time sayings are really really true. Just yesterday morning I had this conversation with my family about NOT going to the beach during the Lenten season. Ever since I was a child that is what the old people used to say. My heart goes out to the family of this little precious jewel who died so prematurely. I really feel your pain. May God give you additional strength to go on from day to day. ????????????????????????
    • @ fluffy and @ “@ flUffy“ (02/04/2024, 22:57) Like (2) Dislike (8) Reply
      Lent was Wed, Feb 14, 2024 – Thu, Mar 28, 2024

      1 Timothy 4:7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for Godliness;

  • Wowowo (01/04/2024, 11:34) Like (12) Dislike (2) Reply
    This just sad where the kids parents was that a next story
  • Citizen of the BVI (01/04/2024, 12:38) Like (28) Dislike (5) Reply
    First off my Condolences to the Family!!! My prayers are with you all in this TOUGHHHH time…

    Why do big adults stand around and video when persons are dying?

    What have this place come to, instead of being a helping hand to someone who is crying out for pain you grown, big STUPID, none for nothing A**holes stand and VIDEO TAPE!!!! A child that could have been your child Jesus we need a turn around in the BVI!!!

    Government this is a call of action to Jail/Fine someone who videotapes these kind of things instead of helping! Make it a law. We have to be our sister’s /brother’s keeper not a blasted film maker!!

    Once again my condolences to such a BEAUTIFUL little sweet Soul I knew I will truly miss you!!!
  • There (01/04/2024, 12:52) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    A tourist family were first to respond and save one child along with another local. They were medically trained and started CPR on second girl when she was brought in. VISAR continued CPR on arrival but sadly was all too late. Heartfelt condolences to the family.
  • K (01/04/2024, 14:35) Like (34) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sad to say relative take children to beaches for crying out loud the beach is not a park or a play ground thaý need to be supervised you don't have to agree with me ßo sad
  • ... (01/04/2024, 14:47) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Very unfortunate. This is not for the family as they are hurting but please other people keep a very close eye on your kids and even your adult partners in the water.

    & to the government with your millions & redundant workers why do we not have life guards at least one per beach? Why is there no public swimming program required in schools? Why is CPR not required to be taught in schools so the next generation will be enabled in an emergency... How can we talk about expanding the airport & building new marina for millions of dollars without a single public school being properly funded, nor with a pool on campus.
  • My God (01/04/2024, 17:41) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    @... exactly. We are the lifeguards.
  • My God (01/04/2024, 17:41) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    @... exactly. We are the lifeguards.
  • trevo (01/04/2024, 21:32) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Damm bro this really hurting me to know that my girl bestfriend sister died.I cant get my mind off of this
  • Interested (02/04/2024, 16:52) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Deepest condolences to the family.I don’t think it’s about going to the beach during Lent.aIt is about the high surf and rio current advisories that normally dominate this time of the year. I don’t know if flag or other warnings are posted on the beaches during these times, but they really should and the public must be trained to know what the various signals mean,
    Please let us not lose anyone else in this manner.
  • VOTER6BVI (02/04/2024, 17:50) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    LET US STOP ASKING ALL THE QUESTIONS AND LET IT BE A LESSON TO ALL OF US.
  • Roger Burnett (02/04/2024, 18:07) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    Forty-four years ago, my first wife lost her life when caught in the undertow of ground swells that invaded the beach at Elizabeth Bay.

    At the time it was recommended that warning notices should be posted on all beaches susceptible to northerly ground swells. I wonder if such notices have ever been posted.

    My condolences to Dauria's family and friends.
  • Bad choice (02/04/2024, 19:39) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply

    There is some questions in my mind, with the video I see of how rough the water was why would you let your child or children go in that kinda of water ?secondly with so much adults on the beach no one sees when she first start encounter difficulty? How far out was she, no live jacket

  • TS2 (02/04/2024, 19:51) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Rest peacefully beautiful child. May her family and friends find solace is the good memories.
  • please (02/04/2024, 20:10) Like (21) Dislike (1) Reply
    First, so so sorry and sad for the family of this beautiful young girl. Deepest condolences to her family and friends and all those who knew and loved her.

    Please, my BVI people, let this loss not be in vain. All of you talking about the old time Easter sayings and saying that we should avoid the sea - PLEASE stop this! Use your sadness and your energy to talk to your elected representative and DEMAND that all BVI children be taught how to swim just like they are taught how to read and write.
    We live on an island. Tourists from Ohio can swim better than us. They come here to play in our waters and people here are still teaching their children to stay away from the sea because it is dangerous. It IS dangerous - ask any lifeguard or sailor if we should think it is dangerous and they will all say yes, we must respect it. But we all need to LEARN how to swim in it, learn how to look at it and read it and know what it is doing and how to save ourselves and others if necessary.
    This will save lives. Many many lives.
    And go past that - it will bring many of our youth great joy. And opportunities in business and life.
    Please, politicians, MAKE SWIMMING LESSONS MANDATORY iIN OUR SCHOOLS so tragedies like these do not happen again.
  • rip (02/04/2024, 20:18) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Heartbroken at the tragic loss of this beautiful young life. Deepest Sympathy to her parents, family members, young friends and school community..
    Young Dauria looks so full of Spirit and fun in this photo. May her Soul rise to Heaven and May she Rest In Peace.
  • @swimmer (02/04/2024, 22:26) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    First I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to that entire family circle. Absolutely there should have already been swimming programs implemented in all schools throughout the BVI from primary school level. But they are too busy focusing on petty issues such as school socks, hairstyles, bags etc.. I swear that the dummiest people on planet earth heads up the Ministry of Education. Soo much degrees and no one with real common sense, all just a bunch of rubber stamps. WAKE THE HELL US we are surrounded by water, there are soo many opportunities for marine employment, yet our youth cannot benefit just because we would rather spend monies on senseless concerts rather than implementing swimming programs through our schools. The good Premiere mentioned that we are not aligning ourselves to take advantage of tourism, but are they preparing our youths for survival or failure? So tragically SAD.
  • Concerned (03/04/2024, 00:31) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to her families and friends. This is so sad. Words cannot expresses everyone feelings and anguish. May her families and friends find comfort in knowing she’s in Gods ???????????????????????? hands. It’s going to be very hard not having her around. ????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • ann (03/04/2024, 04:57) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is just shameful what happened here
  • Tears. (03/04/2024, 05:46) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    She looks so much like my daughter I can't even watch this. I am all tears up. How the hell did this happen? .I Hope the law hold an adult family or not responsible. Can't have another one of this..
  • resident (03/04/2024, 07:54) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    Condolences to Dauria's family. I can't imagine the pain you're going through right now. When I had my young children their dad and I took them to the sea often. I never let them go in the water without floaties. They would swim out with their dad and they did that until they learnt to swim without floaties maybe around 4 or 5. If I had to take them to the beach by myself my husband would always warn me to be careful. I always went to the western end of beef Island cause it was shallower and calmer. I never took my eyes off my kids. I am not blaming anyone but someone dropped the ball here. There was a high surf advisory on the weather forecast. If you are not near the sea you may not be familiar with that phrase but we know it as ground sea. You just don't take children near the beach when ground sea is up. Period!
  • concern (03/04/2024, 09:06) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    First of all, my condolences to the family during this time as this was a horrific tragedy.

    People, please stop blaming the government or lack of swimming programs for this .. the sea was extremely rough and with currents you would have needed to be an experienced swimmer to survive that (child or adult). I have been swimming since I was about 3, but don’t swim often enough to say I could have saved another in such rough seas. It is tragic but stop the shaming and blaming, but let’s just learn from this experience.
    • @concern (03/04/2024, 11:53) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
      I don't agree with shaming but definitely adults who were there have to take the blame. If children are in your care you are responsible for them. Some years ago, we were at a restaurant that had a pool. There was a party with adults and children. A parent dropped a child off and left. The child saw the children in the pool and just took her clothes off and jumped in. The trouble was she was at the deep end of the pool. My husband was in that water in the blink of an eye. As a father he was watching the scenario play out. We were not at the party mind you. His phone was in his pocket and shoes socks everything. Luckily a visitor was close by and assisted my husband getting her out. It took seconds. She was OK but no one was monitoring her. Be very mindful of your children. Hope we learnt from this tragedy.
  • slick (03/04/2024, 13:24) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seeing her face absolutely broke my heart smh I have no words.
  • ray C (03/04/2024, 13:40) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    the BVI is known for the beaches and the fact that the BVI welcomes so many tourism year round the beaches in the BVI should have lifeguards who should patrol the beaches especially during the holidays something the tourism board and government should look into bring back the lifeguards for all the beaches in the BVI
  • Life Gaurda Needed (03/04/2024, 15:29) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    The government andd law making people should be the ones responsible for this unfortunate death.

    Why, the poplation has exploded since nineteen seventy and as such numbers at the beach at any given time have also exploded.


    Therefore, it is time law makers make the necessary precautions training and deploying beachlife gaurds where large will be gathering for specia occasions.
  • Get it done (03/04/2024, 16:28) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    CPR should be taught in schools at least 2nd or 3rd year of high school and also should be offered in the community for free for people who would like to learn.
  • Hmm (03/04/2024, 21:30) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    To all those that were video taping instead of trying to help.....KARMA will sort you all out........hope you all rot in hell.
  • for real (04/04/2024, 20:51) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    My condolences to the family.
    I would also like to remind us parents, with the upcoming festival not to send your children to events, but to BRING them and SUPERVISE them properly. We can not afford to lose anymore of our children in this manner. As parents we need to change the narrative, and show gratitude when people on the street talk to our children for thie own good. It really takes a village.......
  • Hmm (05/04/2024, 15:11) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Such a pretty smile


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