Police investigating deaths following nausea and vomiting but foul play ‘not suspected’
Three US tourists have died at a resort in the Bahamas after falling ill and another was airlifted to a hospital for treatment, island officials say.
Police were investigating and the cause of death was unknown but foul play “is not suspected”, the Bahamian acting prime minister, Chester Cooper, said in a statement on Friday.
Their identities were not initially made public.
The health minister, Dr Michael Darville, told Eyewitness News Bahamas on Saturday that some hotel guests went to a clinic on Thursday with nausea and vomiting, were treated and left. Three were later found dead. A fourth was flown to a hospital in New Providence.
He said environmental health scientists, physicians and others were investigating to ensure there was not a public health hazard in the Atlantic island nation.