Police Confirm Death Of 62-Year-Old Visitor

August 22, 2019

[Updated] Police and first responders responded to an incident in the waters off Somerset today, with the police confirming that a “female visitor who was apparently a passenger on a Jet Ski fell off and became unresponsive during a tour.”

A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:10pm Thursday, August 22nd police and fellow first responders were dispatched to a Jet Ski incident in waters off Somerset. Details are limited at this time.

“However, early information indicates that a female visitor who was apparently a passenger on a Jet Ski fell off and became unresponsive during a tour.

“She was immediately brought to shore and rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

“Further information will be provided when more details are available.”

Update 5.34pm: A police spokesperson said, “Sadly, despite lifesaving efforts the female visitor – said to be a 62-year-old American woman – has been pronounced dead at the hospital.

“No further information regarding the deceased will be provided at this time, until next of kin has been notified.

“Inquiries continue regarding the circumstances of this incident.”

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