Police Confirm: 57-Year-Old Female Visitor Dies

August 21, 2022

[Updated] The police have confirmed the death of a 57-year-old female visitor at the Horseshoe Bay Beach.

A police spokesperson said, “Shortly after 3pm on Saturday 20th of August, Police and other first responders were dispatched to a report of a medical emergency at the Horseshoe Bay Beach.

“Upon police arrival, it was ascertained that at 57-year-old female visitor had been pulled from shallow waters by on duty lifeguards in an unresponsive state. Despite lifesaving efforts commenced at the scene, she was subsequently pronounced dead on arrival at King Edward Memorial Hospital.

“An autopsy is anticipated to determine the cause of death. No further information will be provided until the next of kin has been informed.”

Update: A Government spokesperson said, “Minister of National Security Michael Weeks has offered his condolences to the family and friends of the female visitor who died Saturday at Horseshoe Bay after she was pulled from the water in an unresponsive state.”

Minister Weeks stated: “It is always tragic when a visitor dies on our shores, especially under the circumstances. I send my sympathies to the victim’s friends and family.

“I also want to take this opportunity to urge residents and visitors to exercise caution and vigilance while in and around the Island’s waters – especially when many of us are enjoying the summer beach weather.

“People should be particularly vigilant over the potential for unpredictable riptides in our waters – especially on South Shore beaches.”

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