62-Year-Old Visitor Dies While Snorkeling

June 21, 2015

[Updated] Police are on scene in Southampton this afternoon [June 21] responding to what we understand to be a marine incident involving a visitor. Further details are limited at this time, however we will update as able.

Update 2.55pm: Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines said, “At 1.07pm, first responders responded to a report of an incident that took place at the beach property of Fairmont Southampton.

“Upon police arrival it was ascertained that a 62-year-old tourist from the United States apparently ran into difficulty snorkeling in the water.

“The 62-year-old man was brought to shore and taken to the hospital where he was later was pronounced dead. No further information will be given to the next of kin has been notified.”

Update 6.38pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 1:10pm on Sunday, June 21st first responders were dispatched to the apparent drowning of a male visitor at the Fairmont Southampton Resort near Whaler Inn.

“It appears that a 62 year old American man was snorkeling in the east Whale Bay area with a visiting male friend when he encountered difficulty.

“The 62 year old visitor was helped ashore by his friend and taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where he was later pronounced dead.

“No further information will be given regarding the deceased until the next of kin have been informed.”

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  1. Second says:

    So sorry! Our prayers go out to the victim and his family.

  2. Farmer mon says:

    What an unfortunate accident. rip to this mans family and friends.

    Is it me or has there been a recent increase in tourist having issues in the waters.

    • Necromonger713 says:

      Its just you…. We recieve approx 4000 to 7000 visitors a day. What do you think the chances are that of these visitors some will have some difficulty in the Water or on the Roads or even in their cabin or Hotel Room.?
      It’s unfortunate that people have accidents or slips & falls or even heart problems. All we can say is if an individual does meet the worst while on vacation, I hope they lived a full life and died enjoying what they liked to do…!!

      Rest In Peace all souls lost on Vacation….

  3. Micro says:

    At least one every year it seems