A boat captain of a well-known charter company has reportedly drowned while on duty at Norman Island.
BVI News understands that the incident occurred sometime between 12:30 pm to 1 pm on Sunday, June 23.
“He was at work and sadly his guests had to witness that,” Vice President of Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) Phil Aspinall told BVI News.
Aspinal said when members of VISAR responded at the scene where the victim’s unresponsive body was recovered, they performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation without success.
The body was subsequently brought to Tortola and transported to the Dr D Orlando Smith hospital in Road Town.
The name of the victim has not yet been made available.
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