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Boat carrying 'Butch' Stewart crashes in The Bahamas, man dies

Published:Wednesday | April 8, 2015 | 10:34 AM
Gordon 'Butch' Stewart

The attorney for a man killed in a boat accident in The Bahamas says the matter is likely to go to the Coroner's Court for a ruling on whether anyone should be held accountable for the death.

Sandals Resorts chairman, Gordon 'Butch' Stewart, was among the people on the Tropical Cruises-owned fishing boat which crashed on April 3.

The exact circumstances of the crash could not be ascertained.

According to Tropical Cruises, Stewart was the only member of his family on the boat.

"All concerned are deeply saddened by this tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the deceased at this time,"‎ said a Tropical Cruises spokesman in a statement issued to the media.

Meanwhile, Wayne Munroe, the lawyer for the family of Timothy Ferguson, the man who was killed in the accident, says he has not had any communication with the police or Stewart.

Munroe also said issues related to civil liability may arise.

The Gleaner has made several unsuccessful attempts to get a comment from Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean, the Public Affairs & Communications Officer for New Providence in The Bahamas.