[Updated] Police have confirmed the death today [May 19] of a 25 year old Dominican guest worker who ran into difficulty whilst he was swimming.
A Police spokesperson said, “Marine police attended a report of a serious incident that took place a few minutes after 6pm on Long Island, commonly referred to as Paradise Lakes.
“It appears that five individuals were on a 15 foot open boat when a 25 year old Dominican guest worker ran into difficulty whilst he was swimming.
“He was taken out of the water by two individuals who were with him and marine police then took the man to Darrell’s Wharf where he was met by the ambulance.
“He was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 7:10pm. No further information will be given until the next of kin has been notified. An investigation into this incident is underway.
Update May 20, 12.00pm: A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 25 year old Wilmis Herrera Moreno and extends condolences to his family and friends.
“It appears that Mr. Herrera Moreno, a Dominican Republic national, was initially on a 15 foot open boat with four other individuals in the waters surrounding Long Island – commonly referred to as Paradise Lakes – before he encountered difficulty whilst swimming around 6pm Tuesday, May 19th.
“CPR was performed on the 25 year old guest worker during transport by marine police vessel and then ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital; however he was later pronounced dead at 7:10pm Tuesday.
“A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist Mr. Herrera Moreno’s loved ones at this difficult time.
“The investigation into this sudden death continues and anyone who may have been boating in the vicinity of Long Island Tuesday afternoon is encouraged to contact the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.”