(Eleuthera, Bahamas) According to reports, on Thursday, August 9th, 2018, sometime around 1:30 pm, Officers at The Rock Sound Police Station received information about a possible drowning which had occurred in an area commonly know as Half Sound, an inlet body of water connected to the Atlantic side of the island (North Side) between the settlements of Rock Sound and Tarpum Bay.
Officers and medical personnel from the Rock Sound Clinic responded to the area, where it was confirmed that an 82 year old male American visitor to the island was pulled from waters by a local fisherman who was returning to port, and happened to observed the man lying motionless on the sea floor at a depth estimated at 8ft to 10ft of water.
The fisherman was said to have been assisted by the victim’s travel companions who were also in the area on a nearby beach enjoying a day of beaching and snorkeling.
The unresponsive man was attended to by medical personnel, however, he was eventually pronounced deceased on the scene.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force Eleuthera Division has launched an investigation into the incident, and the remains of the 82 year old man have been transported to New Providence awaiting a post-mortem examination, to determine an exact cause of death.