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Jamaican among two killed in BVI boat accident

Published:Sunday | January 25, 2015 | 10:24 AM

TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands, Jan. 25, CMC – A boating mishap off the coast of Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands on Saturday, led to the death of a man and a woman.

The police, who have not released the names of the individuals, said the man is a Jamaican engineer and the woman is Caucasian.

“I can confirm a boat accident in the sea off Virgin Gorda. The body of a female was recovered at the scene. A male was previously pronounced dead,” said Police Information Officer Diane Drayton.

The police report that a group was traveling in an inflatable boat to Oil Nut Bay from an event in The Valley area of Virgin Gorda when the vessel crashed into a rock just before daybreak.

The body of the Jamaican was recovered on Saturday morning and the body of the woman was recovered later in the day.

Four others on-board the vessel were taken to hospital where they were treated.


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