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A British father dies underwater while on vacation with his wife and daughter in Saint Kitts


A British father dies while on a snorkeling trip with his wife and daughter on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts after a fellow tourist tried to rescue him with CPR.

  • The tourist was on vacation with his wife and daughter when the snorkeling died
  • The Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force is investigating the death

A British father has died while snorkeling on holiday with his family in St Kitts.

An autopsy is currently being conducted to determine the cause of death of the British citizen, whose name has not yet been given.

The local press says Arrived in St. Kitts on Monday 27th March aboard the P&O Britannia cruise ship.

Part of a large group, he was vacationing with his wife and daughter on a 14-day trip from Barbados to Southampton.

It is unclear if he died or drowned of natural causes.

The man was pulled from the water, where another tourist unsuccessfully attempted CPR.

The district medical officer announced his death.

P&O Cruises’ flagship, Britannia, pictured making its first visit to Las Palmas in 2015. The unnamed British dad was reportedly on a 14-day cruise on the ferry when he died

MailOnline has contacted P&O Cruises and the Royal St Christopher and Nevis Police Force for comment.

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Earlier in March, a 77-year-old British man died while snorkeling in the Caribbean.

Gareth Weekes, a former newspaper editor, was on a sailing trip near St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Local residents at his home in Devon said Weekes would be “a huge loss to our community”.

Ian Simpson, 55, died while snorkeling with his son in the Dominican Republic late last year.

Simpson failed to appear in the choppy waters off the coast of Caleton de Bruno Beach in the town of Cabrera.

Locals took a small fishing boat in the middle of the night and found his dead body nearby.

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