Police Confirm Death Of Visitor William Smith

June 22, 2015

The Bermuda Police Service has confirmed the death of 62-year-old William Smith, a visitor from South Carolina, who died while snorkeling in the east Whale Bay area on Sunday.

A police spokesperson said, “It appears that Mr. Smith was snorkeling with a visiting male friend in the east Whale Bay area at the Fairmont Southampton Resort around 1.10pm Sunday, June 21st when he encountered difficulty.

“Apparently Mr. Smith was helped ashore by his friend and others in the area who heeded the call to assist. CPR was then commenced by beach staff and continued by Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel at the scene, as well as EMTs during transport to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

“However despite these life-saving efforts, the South Carolina resident was pronounced dead at 1.45pm Sunday at the hospital. A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist Mr. Smith’s loved ones at this difficult time and inquiries regarding this sudden death continue.”

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  1. kindley says:

    Very sad. Prayers for his family.