Bahamas: American Woman Dies After Boating Incident

(THE NASSAU GUARDIAN) – An American woman died after a vessel carrying over 100 Bahamians and visitors began taking on water in waters off Paradise Island this morning, police said.

However, the cause of her death is not yet known.

Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings said the double deck pleasure craft was en route to Blue Lagoon Island when it began to sink.

“It is reported that a half hour into the ride the vessel experienced rough seas in the area, which resulted in the vessel taking on water and becoming submerged in water just outside Blue Lagoon,” she said.

As a result of the incident, we have one casualty, an American from Bloomdale, Colorado.

Skippings said the woman was on a five-day family vacation.

She confirmed that the vessel was equipped with life vests.

In a statement, Blue Lagoon Island said two of passengers who were aboard a vessel were taken to the hospital for additional care.

“All passengers are accounted for,” the statement said.