A male tourist drowned while swimming at Devil’s Bay Beach in Virgin Gorda earlier today, Wednesday, February 2.
The man, whose personal information has not been revealed, came to the territory on the Norwegian Escape which docked this morning.
According to the Operations Manager of Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), Phill Aspinall, he was swimming with his wife when he began experiencing some difficulties.
Aspinall said VISAR received the call at approximately 8:30 am. And when they arrived at the location, the man’s unresponsive body was already pulled from the water and was receiving Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; more commonly known as CPR.
He said VISAR officers did everything in their power to revive the tourist but to no avail. The visitor was later pronounced dead by a physician on Virgin Gorda.