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Woman, 21, Dies After Fall from Safari Bus

Details remain sketchy, but V.I. Police Department spokesperson Melody Rames said that a woman fell off a safari bus on its way from Cruz Bay to Maho Bay Camps on Saturday.

Maho Bay Camps Manager Scott Drennan said the woman, 21, died Monday at a Miami hospital after being flown out of the territory in an air ambulance. He said the woman and her sister had worked at the campground for three weeks.

“It was supposed to be the best summer of their lives,” Drennan said.

He would not identify the woman.

Drennan said the accident happened around 8:30 p.m.

The woman and her sister got a complimentary ride on a safari bus that left from Mongoose Junction shopping center, Rames said.

Alcohol might have played a factor in the young woman’s death, as Rames indicated the “two persons were intoxicated.”

The sister told police she was texting, and when she looked up her sister had disappeared. Rames said the sister told police she alerted the safari bus driver, who turned around.

They found her lying along the side of the road. Drennan said the accident happened on the flat portion of the North Shore Road that runs along Maho Bay Beach.

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