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Elderly visitor dies after falling overboard vessel near Peter Island

Elderly visitor dies after falling overboard vessel near Peter Island

The police are investigating an incident in which a an elderly visitor died while on a sailing excursion in the territory on Monday, February 7.
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said in a brief press statement this morning that the 75-year-old man was “retrieved unresponsive from the water near Peter Island yesterday and was subsequently pronounced dead”.

“Initial inquiries suggest that he fell overboard just after noon while sailing a Moorings yacht,” the RVIPF said.

The police have not released the man’s name nor have they provided any other details of the fatal incident.
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