Police Investigating Sudden Death of Visitor

Basseterre, St. Kitts, March 28, 2023 (RSCNPF): The Police are investigating the sudden death of 60-year-old Andrew Evans, a tourist visiting St. Christopher and Nevis from Wales in the United Kingdom via Britannia Cruises.

Sometime after 10 a.m. on March 27, 2023, the Police received a report from the St. Kitts-Nevis Coast Guard and responded at their base as a result. Upon arrival, Detectives met with members of the Coast Guard who escorted them to the pier where they saw the lifeless body of Mr. Evans dressed in a short blue and black beach pant lying on his back.

Investigations revealed that Mr. Evans was part of a group of visitors on a snorkeling excursion at Peninsular Cove on the South East Peninsular, when he disappeared temporarily and was later seen floating along the coastline. He was rescued on to a dinghy and administered CPR without success.

The Coast Guard responded and transported Mr. Evans to the Coast Guard Base where Emergency Medical Technicians were awaiting. He was pronounced dead at the Base by the District Medical Officer, Dr. Warner. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death. Investigations are ongoing.

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