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Child succumbs after VG beach incident

Tragedy struck at a Virgin Gorda beach yesterday when a 10-year-old girl became unresponsive after encountering difficulty while out at sea.

Information about the tragic accident is unclear at this time, but it was reported that a man brought the child back to shore, leading to a call for emergency assistance. Responders from the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR) then performed CPR on the child.

The Royal Virgin Islands Police Force (RVIPF) later confirmed a drowning incident at Savannah Bay after 4pm on March 31.

Police said the girl was rescued from the waters and transported to the Nurse Iris O’Neal Clinic where she was later pronounced dead.


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  1. Caribbean Girl says:

    Condolences to the grieving family. Very sorry for your loss.

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  2. Ishtar Last Kiss says:

    Things that make you go hmmm.

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  3. Just saying says:

    To the ones on the beach that saw a child in distress and chose to pull out your phones and start video taping rather than assist the child, I hope your consciences eat you up.

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    • @ Just saying says:

      That is so correct, people would see you trap in a burning car screaming for help and people would stand there video taping while you burn to death. My sincere condolences to the child’s family and school mates.

    • Ground Sea up says:

      This has nothing to do with cell phones. If anything there should have been more people using their phones to see the Red Flag messages.
      Water safety was ignored. The government had sent out a Red Flag warning. No swimming due to ground sea. This is a tragedy, but people need to pay attention, this should have been avoided.

      • @ Ground sea up says:

        If it has nothing to do with cell phones why suggest the problem was lack of cell phone use? That makes no sense at all. There is (or ought to be) a red flag up, that means don’t swim and people ought to know this. Ignorance is not an excuse. Putting that aside, it is absolutely appropriate to question people who instead of helping decided to pull out their phones to upload a “drowning child” video on tiktok, facebook or some other vanity site.

  4. Condolence says:

    to the family. May they recover and move on in peace and serenity.

    It is sometimes very difficult to see and view deaths in VG and Tola as natural or accident. The, for the most part always have an air of suspicion about them.

    It it is people that are negaging in killing people for unknown reasons, they need to stop. It is becoming to obvious now.

    Soon, law enforcement will have to add an unusual death department to the investigative force. There is no doubt that people are killing peole and walking free, and that shold not be.

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