Police Confirm Death Of 48-Year-Old Visitor

April 27, 2023

[Updated] The police confirmed they are “investigating the sudden death” of a 48-year-old American cruise ship visitor who was “with a group when she experienced difficulties and was removed from the water, unresponsive.”

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service is investigating the sudden death of a United States national, following a reported marine incident.

“Around 11:22 a.m. on Wednesday, 26th April, 2023, police, emergency services personnel and Bermuda Coast Guard were dispatched to a marine incident involving a diver in difficulty in the Western Blue Cut area of the reefs.

“Information received indicated the diver, a 48-year-old U.S. national, from on board the cruise ship Celebrity Reflection, was snorkelling with a group when she experienced difficulties and was removed from the water, unresponsive.

“Upon arrival, EMTs and Coast Guard personnel commenced CPR on the victim who was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

“An investigation into this incident has begun and no further information will be provided at this time.”

Update 2.48pm: A police spokesperson said, “Having been contacted by the operator of the boat involved, the female American visitor who died suddenly in that marine incident yesterday, was part of a group that was scuba diving and not snorkelling.”

In addition, the operator of the diving company contacted Bernews to also make the clarification, and also wished to extend their deepest condolences to friends and family of the deceased.

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