Three US vacationers die at Bahamas luxury Sandals resort, fourth is airlifted to hospital

An American couple complained they felt ill and suffered convulsions before being found dead at the luxury Sandals resort in the Bahamas as another man was found dead in a nearby villa

  • Two men and a woman died Friday at the luxury resort in Exuma, Bahamas
  • The police investigation revealed that they suffered from convulsions before they died
  • A fourth American, a woman, was airlifted to hospital in the capital Nassau
  • The luxurious five-star adults-only resort is all-inclusive and has 11 restaurants

An American couple staying at the luxury Sandals resort in the Bahamas suffered convulsions and complained of feeling unwell before their death, detectives have said.

After being alerted to the death of a man at a luxury villa, police discovered the couple’s bodies at a second villa, the police statement said.

The two men and a woman died Friday at the luxury Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Exuma, Bahamas.

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

A statement released by police said: ‘Our initial inquiries revealed that the couple found in the second villa had complained of illness the previous evening. They went to the local medical facility and when the treatment was over, they returned to their accommodation.

“The coroner has been informed of the facts surrounding the two scenes. Police will await an autopsy report to determine the exact cause of death.

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

The deaths are not considered suspicious at this time.

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

Mr Cooper said in a statement: “I was informed today with regret of the deaths of three American visitors, two males and one female, at a resort property in Exuma.

“Another American was airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital.

“I have been informed by the police commissioner and the executive management of the station about this. I am currently in Eleuthera on corporate business.

“As I act as 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 the Minister of Health and Welfare, Dr Michael Darville, to lead a delegation this evening to Exuma officials Health and Welfare, Environment and Public Works.

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

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

He added: “The public will be updated on information as it becomes available. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the affected families.

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

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

Guests are free to partake in day and night tennis, beach volleyball and basketball, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and even offering free weddings for guests staying three nights or more.

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