Police Confirm Death Of 53-Year-Old Man

November 8, 2018

[Updated] Police and first responders responded to the North Shore area in Hamilton parish late this morning [Nov 8], following a “report of a man overboard in an unresponsive state.”

Speaking on scene today, Robin Simmons from the Police Media Relations Department said, “Around 11am this morning, Thursday, November 8, police and Bermuda Fire & Rescue personnel responded to a 911 call of a report of a man overboard in an unresponsive state.

“Bermuda Fire & Rescue personnel retrieved the man from the water and he was rushed by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital with CPR being conducted as he was transported.

“At this point we are awaiting an update as to his condition and inquiries are underway as to the circumstances of this incident. Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call the main police telephone number at 295-0011.”

The police added that at this time it appears he is a 53-year-old man, and they will confirm his age at a later time, and said initial indications are he may have been fishing in the area at the time.

The 3-minute live video replay is below:

Update 2.14pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 11am today [November 8th] police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and ambulance personnel responded to a 911 call reporting an unresponsive man floating in waters near the Railway Trail in the North Shore Road, Hamilton parish area.

“Initial information indicates that the man had been fishing in the area, located across from Shelly Bay MarketPlace.

“Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel retrieved the unresponsive man from the water and commenced CPR, which continued as he was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

“However, despite these lifesaving efforts the 53-year-old man, believed to be a Devonshire resident, was later pronounced dead.

“No further information regarding the deceased will be provided at this time, pending notification of his next of kin.

“The scene has been cordoned off and is being processed by the relevant police personnel.

“Inquiries continue and anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.”

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