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Three US holidaymakers die in luxury Sandals resort in Bahamas and a fourth is airlifted to hospital


Three US holidaymakers die in luxury Sandals resort in Bahamas and a fourth is airlifted to hospital as police investigate

  • Two men and a woman died in the luxury resort in Exuma, the Bahamas on Friday
  • A fourth American, a woman, was airlifted to hospital in the capital city Nassau
  • The luxurious five-star adults-only resort is all inclusive and has 11 restaurants

Two men and a woman have died at the luxury Sandals resort in the Bahamas – with police in the Caribbean investigating their deaths.

The three Americans died at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Exuma, Bahamas, on Friday.

The deaths are not thought to be suspicious at this time.

A fourth American, a woman, was airlifted to hospital in the capital city Nassau, according to Exuma MP and Minister of Tourism Chester Cooper.

Two men and a woman have died at the luxury Sandals resort in Exuma, in the Bahamas (pictured) – with police in the Caribbean investigating their deaths, which are not thought to be suspicious at this time

A Sandals spokeswoman said staff were alerted to a medical emergency and the victims’ families are being supported, she told the Mirror.

Mr Cooper said in a statement: ‘I have been regretfully informed today of the death of three American visitors, two men, and a woman, at a resort property on Exuma.

‘Another American woman has been airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital.

‘I have been briefed by the commissioner of police and the resort’s executive management on the matter. I am currently in Eleuthera on ministerial business.

‘As I am acting in the capacity of prime minister, I have briefed Prime Minister Davis on the matter.

He continued: ‘Police are investigating and the cause of death is still unknown.

‘However, I am advised that foul play is not suspected. I have asked Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Michael Darville to lead a delegation this evening to Exuma of Health and Wellness, Environment and Public Works officials.

A fourth American, a woman, was airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital (pictured) in the capital city Nassau, according to Exuma MP and Minister of Tourism Chester Cooper

A fourth American, a woman, was airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital (pictured) in the capital city Nassau, according to Exuma MP and Minister of Tourism Chester Cooper

He added: ‘The public will be kept abreast of information as soon as it becomes available. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the families affected.’

The luxurious five-star adults-only resort is all inclusive and sits in a secluded area within 500 acres of tropical land.

It has a mile-long beach, three pools, 11 restaurants and an award-winning golf course.

Guests are free to take part in day and night tennis, beach volleyball and basketball, paddle boarding, snorkelling, and even offer free weddings to people staying for three nights or longer.

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