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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands Last Updated: Nov 27, 2017 - 10:45:48 AM


RBPF: American dies while swimming at Great Sturrup Cay
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Nov 27, 2017 - 10:39:37 AM

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Police are investigating the apparent drowning of an American woman in waters at Great Sturrup Cay off Berry Islands on Sunday 26th November, 2017. 

According to reports, shortly after 11:00am, the American woman was swimming with family members in the water near Great Sturrup Cay when she became unconscious. The woman was taken to shore and despite extensive CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) efforts was declared dead by a medical doctor. 

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.  

Investigations are continuing.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO THE PUBLIC TO SHARE INFORMATION ON ANY ILLEGAL/SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE URGED TO ANONYMOUSLY CONTACT THE POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS)  

CRIME PREVENTION TIP - TAKE A STAND AGAINST ILLEGAL FIREARMS BY COOPERATING WITH THE POLICE IN PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF ANY ILLEGAL FIREARM

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