A woman was pulled from the water Sunday on the south side of Haulover Bay on St. John’s East End. The cause of death was listed as drowning.
The woman was identified as Tamara Lubbers of Cincinnati. St. John Rescue training officer Bob Malacarne said she was snorkeling when someone spotted her “unconscious” in the water.
He said a bystander began CPR until crews from Rescue, the Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service arrived.
Police Department spokesman Kevin Jackson said Sunday that information on the death was not yet available.
The V.I. Territorial Emergency Management Agency’s online blotter, which lists a bare bones account of reasons why the police are called, indicated that there was a call to South Haulover Bay for “citizen assistance” at 2:51 p.m. At 4:43 p.m., the blotter listed a person as deceased at that location.
Dodi Moores, a part-time East End resident, said she heard the sirens and walked down the road to see what was happening.
“I saw a whole lot of people working on someone on the rocks,” Moores said.