Police say a U.S. vacationer has died within the Bahamas after a catamaran carrying greater than 100 individuals sank whereas touring to a non-public island
ByDÁNICA COTO Related Press
November 15, 2023, 10:47 AM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A U.S. vacationer died within the Bahamas after a catamaran carrying greater than 100 individuals sank whereas touring to a non-public island, police mentioned Wednesday.
Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings informed The Related Press that the unidentified 74-year-old girl was from Broomfield, Colorado and was on a five-day trip along with her household when the catamaran sank late Tuesday morning.
The remainder of the passengers and crew members have been rescued. Two different unidentified individuals have been taken to a medical facility, police mentioned, however their circumstances weren’t instantly identified.
It wasn’t instantly clear how the 74-year-old girl died.
Police mentioned in an announcement that the girl was discovered unresponsive as they helped pull the passengers and crew members from the water. They mentioned she was given CPR after which taken to a dock the place she was declared useless.
Life vests have been out there, and people aboard have been carrying them, based on authorities.
Police mentioned the double-deck catamaran started taking up water after departing Paradise Island with a bunch of vacationers headed to Blue Lagoon Island, a well-liked vacation spot situated simply northeast of the capital of Nassau.
A video posted on social media confirmed some passengers yelling because the catamaran started itemizing on its proper aspect, prompting vacationers to slowly begin leaping into the water as they swam towards close by boats.
Police mentioned the Royal Bahamas Protection Drive additionally helped with the rescue, in addition to close by pleasure craft.
Authorities mentioned the investigation is ongoing.