REAL NEWS: An alleged drowning incident – involving another visitor to the island – is being investigated. The incident, which is being described as tragic, is said to have occurred at about 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 23.
Allegations are that Roy Vicich, a 64-year-old tourist from Alabama, USA, was at the pool bar of a local resort when he suddenly became unresponsive.
Reports say that efforts were quickly made to revive him. But Vicich succumbed, despite attempts by CPR-trained personnel and the Emergency Medical Technicians who were summoned to the resort.
The visitor was pronounced dead by the district doctor, who arrived on the scene at 7:58 p.m.
His body was later removed to Barnes Funeral Home, while Coroner Joanne Walsh and a US Consulate representative in Antigua were informed of his sudden death.
It is alleged that the hotel’s doctor told the Police that Vicich suffered from hypertension, diabetes and kidney disease. However, officers are investigating the circumstances that led to his death and a post-mortem examination will have to be carried out.
The matter was reported to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) by a 911 operator.
Reports say that Vicich was vacationing here with his wife.
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