Dunn died as a result of asphyxia due to drowning

By Erasmus Williams

Basseterre, St. Kitts, April 19, 2018 – The British-born cruiseship passenger who experienced breathing difficulty while snorkelling died as a result of asphyxia due to drowning.

Police said Wednesday an autopsy was performed on the body 66-year-old Michael Henry Dunn of England by resident pathologist, Dr. Adrien Nunez on April 16.

Police investigations revealed that Michael Henry Dunn was visiting the federation with his family on Thursday, April 12. They went on a snorkelling excursion at Shitten Bay at about 10:30 a.m.

“After a few minutes in the water, witnesses say he appeared to be gasping for air. He was taken from the water and placed back on the vessel and administered CPR by the crew members. The vessel returned to the Marina at Port Zante and the Emergency Medical Service arrived to assist; however, Dunn was not breathing and was later pronounced dead by the District Medical Doctor,” the police statement said.

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