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Media Relations Dept.
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box HM 530
Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
Fax: (441) 299-4322
E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Wednesday, March 27,2024
Distribution: All Media

Drowning Incident at Horseshoe Bay

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 March 2024, police received a report of persons in difficulty in the water at Horseshoe Bay.

Police, Emergency Medical Services and Coastguard personnel were dispatched to scene.

Upon arrival, officers established there were three persons, all visitors to the island, requiring assistance.

Information provided indicates a child got into difficulty while in the water and a male went to her assistance.

However, he too got into difficulty and became in need of help.

A woman then entered the water and was able to get both the child and the male out.

Life-saving efforts commenced immediately once the male who was unresponsive was out of the water.

He was transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital (KEMH), where sadly, he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The young child was alert. She was taken in another ambulance to KEMH for medical assessment.

There will be no further information provided at this time.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department