One woman is dead after a boat capsized off the coast of Portsmouth with Haitian and Dominican nationals on board.
Police PRO, Inspector John Carbon, said the incident occurred around midnight on January 19.
He said four Haitians were rescued by a yacht on Sunday around 7:00 am five miles west of Cabrits.
They were found holding on to an open keel boat which had capsized.
They were transported to the Portsmouth Hospital where they were treated and admitted.
The Coast Guard was called and a search conducted. Two Dominican nationals were found around 9:50 am. They were handed over to the Portsmouth police and are assisting in the investigation of the matter.
A search and rescue helicopter of the Maritime Rescue Coordinating Center of Martinique joined the search and about 3:00 pm the body of the female was found floating in the water.
The body was retrieved and taken the the Princess Margaret Hospital where it was pronounced dead.
The police have not said whether the dead woman is a Dominican or Haitian.
A coroners’ inquest will be convened to be followed by a post mortem examination to determine the cause of death.
Investigations are ongoing, Inspector Carbon said.