UPDATE: American tourist dies while snorkeling at Champagne Beach

“American citizen, Howard Taylor, has been identified as the tourist who tragically lost his life in a suspected drowning incident at Champagne Beach, near Pointe Michel.

The 73-year-old was visiting the island as a cruise passenger and was snorkeling in the area this morning, when the incident occurred, according to police sources.

A police source earlier today confirmed the unfortunate event to DNO and stated that an investigation was underway.

“An American tourist from the cruise ship was snorkeling with his wife and others, apparently died while swimming back to shore,” the source stated. He was found unresponsive at sea while trying to swim back to shore…”

Taylor was rushed to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The cause of death is yet to be confirmed, but an official police report is expected soon.

DNO will continue to monitor this story and provide updates as they become available.”

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3 Comments

  1. Bring back the kidnapped parrots
    November 4, 2023

    Senior citizen tourists should undergo a physical at the cruses ship dock by a island doctor before they are allowed to go swimming or they should have a medical clearance from the ships doctor. May have been a heart attack. A lot of senior citizen tourist are not in very good physical condition.

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    • Man bite dogs
      November 6, 2023

      Parrot, What a load of bulls**t you talking and I could tell that you have never been cruising in your life before, for a start to see a doctor on a cruise ship is very expensive, you saying every time a pensioner wants to have a swim on board the ship swimming pool they must also have doctor advised before doing so this is rubbish, accident could happen at anytime young or old. A cruise ship is not as a military ship please don’t be missed understand stood 😂🤣

  2. Raj Raheem
    November 3, 2023

    “DNO will bring you more information on the incident as soon as it becomes available.”

    DNO, that seems to be your moto. But this story is dead. I had a “friend” who was always promising to bring me this and bring me that. I never got this nor that. So when DNO knows that this is the end of a story, they always revert to their moto; which is: “we will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.” Note that! “When it becomes available.” So if it doesn’t make itself available by some means, then DNO won’t put boots on the ground to make it available. My old man loved these two words: “Case close.”

    ADMIN: We did follow up on the promise to provide more information. The article was updated.

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