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Update: Police suspect American commits suicide

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Police said they have determined that 33-year-old Daniel Godsey of Tennessee in the United States may have committed suicide aboard Norwegian Escape yesterday (April 19), adding that they also have been able to ascertain that the incident took place in British Virgin Islands (BVI) waters.

Cruise agents initially reported that the incident unfolded in the waters of the neighbouring US Virgin Islands.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF), in a media release this afternoon, said: “Police are investigating the suspected suicide of a male cruise passenger, now that BVI Shipping Registry, police, and the cruise ship personnel have determined that the death in fact occurred in BVI waters early yesterday morning.”

“Cruise agents had originally stated that the incident had occurred outside BVI waters, and therefore reports would be made to the last port of call which was St Thomas [in the US Virgin Islands],” added the RVIPF.

It further stated that, based on inquiries, the Norwegian Escape passenger left his room around 3am yesterday.

“Shortly after, closed circuit cameras showed him in midair descending toward the water. His body was recovered some time later by members of ship’s crew. The ship later arrived at the Cruise Pier in Road Town. He was travelling with his wife at the time of the incident,” the RVIPF further said.

“Members of the BVI Tourist Board and the Crisis Intervention Team are providing the needed support to the wife of the deceased and the Coroner’s Office has been notified. Investigations are ongoing.”

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  1. Tragic says:

    Things get so bad in the bvi that apparently someone would prefer to die than come here :/

    • ?? says:

      You do have a dark sense of humor.

      • Dark says:

        @?? You have been conditioned by the pale to view dark as evil. Do you know you body heals and recovers best in the Dark of the night.

        Do you know pale can be seen as being void, empty of substance, cold void of life and evil.

        So maybe Tragic has a Pale sense of humor.

        • SB says:

          I like this.

          • A friend of Daniel's says:

            You people are unbelievable. This isn’t about you! Daniel was sick. Something he was born with and you want to make it all about you and where you live?

            Daniel was a good person with a terrible illness. He was a person period. I hate so bad this happened.

            You think he came all the way over there, just to get near you guys and jump in the ocean. Like he knew exactly where he was.

            This wasn’t the first time he’d tried this or the second or even the third. He was in so much pain. It wasn’t about you!

            Grow the hell up and show some respect! Get to know a little about the guy before you go spouting off.

  2. Eagle eye says:

    All these things is soon ndp raise tax about entering the bvi it happen.

  3. No disrespect, just truth and freedom! says:

    It is hoped that “things” get so bad here that the carriers of ridiculous mental persuasions and cognitive dissonances would relocate elsewhere.

    • Well sah! says:

      The reality is that this person represents some living among us; people who want to see the downfall of this land and it’s people.

      However, NO WEAPON formed against us shall prosper, and ANY TONGUE rising above us in judgement SHALL BE condemned.

      God is who has the last say concerning this territory; Not you.

  4. LOL says:

    ..and that is the reason why you are still here.

  5. Curious says:

    So will this be on the BVI, even though the passenger jumped while the ship was in US waters?
    This is just a question guys, because I really don’t know how the law applies. So, be nice! Lol

  6. Curious says:

    So this question is for anyone familiar with the laws of the land. Will the BVI be the territory expected to deal with this matter because the ship was enroute here?

    Or will it be the US since the ship was still in US waters when the passenger jumped? Just curious! 😊

  7. No disrespect, just truth and freedom! says:

    Have to stick around to highlight the obtuse and inane.

  8. Messenger says:

    The dark shadow cloud is upon the BVI.

    Sacrifices are called and only the weak minded fall.

    Many amongst you are like zombies just waiting on their name to be called upon in circles and squares. Many who meet monthly in dark places to execute rituals have created this shadow and empowered it with their Sodom and Gomorrah acts to make the almighty angry.

    Pictures of animals will be on display for your eyesight hoping that you may sacrifice one of those animals to remove the dark shadow that follow you.

    Place a cup of diesel in the four corners of your home to keep the dark cloud from invading your home and love ones.

  9. Sr says:

    Daniel was a Great guy and a great friend!i cant imagine the pain his poor wife and daughter are in.

  10. Jason Godsey says:

    Love You Daniel! Hopefully you are in a better place now! Till I see you again….

    • Z. Sawa says:

      So sorry for your loss, my family and I were on the same ship as Daniel and when we heard the next morning we prayed for him and his family because no one deserves this no matter what the situation is….God bless his family, may they find peace and healing during this tragic time🙏🏼✝️

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  12. Anonymous says:

    God speed Daniel. You were a ray of light to many in need. Thank you for all you have done for the men in each group home and for my son in particular. Until we see you again in heaven my friend. Stay strong Molly. We love you! Mary~

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