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Media Relations Dept.
Police Headquarters
P.O. Box HM 530
Tel: (441) 299-4249/4291/4321
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E-mail: Police Media Relations

Date:Thursday, November 08,2018
Distribution: All Media

Sudden Death of 53 Year Old Man in Hamilton Parish [Updated]

Around 11am today (November 8th) police, Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service and ambulance personnel responded to a 911 call reporting an unresponsive man floating in waters near the Railway Trail in the North Shore Road, Hamilton parish area.

Initial information indicates that the man had been fishing in the area, located across from Shelly Bay MarketPlace.

Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel retrieved the unresponsive man from the water and commenced CPR, which continued as he was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.

However, despite these lifesaving efforts the 53 year old man, believed to be a Devonshire resident, was later pronounced dead.

No further information regarding the deceased will be provided at this time, pending notification of his next of kin.

The scene has been cordoned off and is being processed by the relevant police personnel.

Inquiries continue and anyone with any information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the main police telephone number 295-0011 at the earliest opportunity.

Update: Friday, November 9th - The Bermuda Police Service can now confirm the death of 53 year old Mr. Wyman Minks and extends sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Mr. Minks was found floating in an unresponsive state in waters near the Railway Trail along North Shore Road in Hamilton parish around 11am Thursday, November 8th.

Despite lifesaving efforts at the scene by Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service personnel which continued as he was rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance, sadly Mr. Minks was later pronounced dead.

Foul play is not suspected and a cause of death is being examined.

All incidents are under investigation. Police are appealing to members of the public who have witnessed these incidents or may have information pertaining to them to contact their respective Police Station, Police Headquarters at 295-0011 or the confidential Crimestoppers Hotline on 1 (800) 623-8477.

Public & Media Relations Department