Sudden Death: Visitor Dies After Marine Incident [Updated]

Thu, 2023-04-27

The Bermuda Police Service is investigating the sudden death of a United States national, following a reported marine incident.

Around 11:22 a.m. on Wednesday, 26th April, 2023, police, emergency services personnel and Bermuda Coast Guard were despatched to a marine incident involving a diver in difficulty in the Western Blue Cut area of the reefs.

Information received indicated the diver, a 48-year-old U.S. national, from on board the cruise ship Celebrity Reflection, was scuba diving (not snorkelling) with a group when she experienced difficulties and was removed from the water, unresponsive.

Upon arrival, EMTs and Coast Guard personnel commenced CPR on the victim who was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

An investigation into this incident has begun and no further information will be provided at this time.>