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Suspected drowning at Long Bay beach

A section of Peebles Hospital

A section of Peebles Hospital

A visitor from New York in the United States reportedly drowned on Saturday (January 7) while at Long Bay beach, BEEF ISLAND, British Virgin Islands.

He has been identified as Edward Wolf, 46.

Reports reaching BVI News Online are that Wolf was among passengers who arrived in the territory aboard the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship.

He and his fiance’ were among a group of people that went to Long Bay beach.

While the couple was in the water, Wolf allegedly started to drift away.

His fiance’ reportedly cried out for help.

Persons ran to Wolf’s rescue, but it was too late.

He was pronounced dead at Peebles Hospital.

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  1. Talky says:

    We sell the beaches, we sell the sea, we sell paradise to people all over the world and look at us – we don’t even have the simple basics of the product we promoting:
    PROPER LIFEGUARDS!
    To the family of the beceased: so sorry for your loss.

  2. Precausion says:

    These visitors to our islands are not familiar with our beaches and where strong currents can lie.

    They usually use swimming pool for their swimming activities and need to be cautioned of areas that may be potentially dangerous to swim.

  3. Hmm says:

    That’s what happens when they so call never have money to hire lifeguards.tell me how 2 lifeguards could be on all beaches in tortola at the same time??

    Them need Stop playing with tax payers money and do the right things with it instead of using it for unecessary nonsense that is not needed at this time.

    Condolences to his family and friends

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