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Canadian visitor dies during ‘marine incident’ on VG, police probe

File photo of the Virgin Gorda Police Station.

Local authorities have launched a probe into the death of a Canadian man who died while vacationing in the British Virgin Islands this month.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) said Zdenek Tesar “died as a result of a marine incident” on Virgin Gorda last Friday, December 20.

“The matter is currently under investigation and Mr Tesar’s wife is being kept updated on the progress of the police investigation,” the RVIPF said in a short media release on Monday.

Tesar was 52 years old.

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  1. What!!! says:

    A family that came to our home for Christmas vacation is grieving a loss of one of their own PLEASE no heartless comments. My sympathies to the family.

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  2. So true says:


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  3. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, right. Carry on deeds.

  4. Heartless Comment says:

    BVI has always been known as one destination for execution of and acquisition of inheritance activities. Nothing heartless about that fact.

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  5. Assumed Priviledge? says:

    Don’t see not one ah dem on here writing about “please, no heartless comments” when it is a Black life, do you?

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  6. @Assuming says:

    Stop displaying your ignorance.

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    • Assuming says:

      Stop living a pathetic life where you try to make everything about race. You might actually be able to be happy for a day or two.

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  7. OK says:

    WHat really happpend, this person was out in the channel swimming?

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  8. TB says:

    This man was my good friend for almost 20 years. A world class architect and a lovely person who was generous and kind.
    RIP Dennis Z Tesar. You are sorely missed by all your friends.
    TB x

  9. GL says:

    I worked with Dennis during the late 2000’s and he is a very talented Architect with expertise in the technical side. he will be missed especially his love ones.

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