Months after three Americans died at a Bahamas Sandals resort due to carbon monoxide positioning, another tourist was found dead this week, police said Tuesday.
No foul play was suspected in the death of a man believed to be in his 70s who was staying at Sandals Emerald Bay Resort on Great Exuma Island, an island known as a luxury travel destination, police said Royal of the Bahamas in a statement to the United States. TODAY.
Police said the man’s body would be airlifted to New Providence for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. But initial reports indicate the man suffered from shortness of breath and later tested positive for COVID-19 and self-quarantined before his death, police said.
The death comes after three Americans at the same resort died of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning. On May 6, resort staff found Vincent Chiarella, 64, and Michael and Robbie Phillips, 68 and 65, unresponsive in their villas the morning after guests sought treatment for illness. Chiarella’s wife was also hospitalized in serious condition.
Sandals spokeswoman Stacy Royal confirmed the death occurred at Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in a statement to USA TODAY.
“We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of the guest and stay in close contact to provide support during this difficult time,” Royal said.
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