Updated Media Release: Fatal Fall…

The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) is investigating the circumstances that led to an overseas visitor’s untimely demise at a local hotel.

The unfortunate incident occurred around 8 PM on May 9th, 2023. Emergency services (EMS) received a call for assistance for Gary Welch, an elderly Caucasian man who had fallen down some stairs to the hotel’s ground floor.

Mr. Welch, who arrived earlier that day on vacation with his family, lost his balance while ascending the stairs from the first floor.

Both EMS and the RSCNPF responded to the scene and Mr. Welch was promptly transported to the Joseph N. France General Hospital for treatment via ambulance.

Regrettably, he succumbed to his injuries en route to the hospital.

The RSCNPF expresses sincere condolences to Mr. Welch’s family and all those impacted by his sudden passing. The incident is currently being investigated and updates will be provided accordingly.

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