One dead another hospitalised following boating accident off Guana Island
The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) has confirmed the death of one person following a boating accident off Guana Island on Friday, January 3.
Police said the accident occurred minutes after 3 pm and resulted in two persons sustaining injuries. Their names have not yet been released.
BVI News understands that the injured persons were male and female and it was the male who succumbed to his injuries. And according to the RVIPF, the female is being treated for serious injuries at the Dr D Orlando Smith Hospital in Road Town.
BVI News also understands that the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) were the initial responders at the scene of the accident.
Speaking to our news centre following the accident, VISAR’s coordinator of the rescue mission, Phil Aspinall, said: “We received a call at 3:15 pm of a boating accident off Guana Island. We responded and there were two [persons] who we recovered and rescued. They were delivered to a waiting ambulance in Trellis Bay,” Aspinall stated.
He said VISAR handed the matter over to the RVIPF after transporting them to Beef Island where Trellis Bay is located.
The RVIPF, in the meantime, has said investigations into the incident are ongoing.