79.6 F
Cruz Bay
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
HomeNewsPolice & CourtsScuba Diver Found Dead on Arrival at Cane Bay on St. Croix

Scuba Diver Found Dead on Arrival at Cane Bay on St. Croix

A man was found dead on arrival at Cane Bay on St. Croix after a scuba diving incident, the V.I. Police Department reported Wednesday.

On Sunday, officers were dispatched to Cane Bay, where they spoke to a woman who told them she had been diving with her husband and they came to the surface after seeing a shark. The woman said they decided to continue diving; however, her dive gear would not allow her to descend, according to the police report.

Her husband descended without her even though she tried to get his attention. After being unable to locate her husband, people were called to help. The man was eventually located and escorted by dinghy to the shore, the police report stated.

Emergency Medical Technicians were on scene and found no signs of life. The deceased was identified as 64-year-old Paul Evans, the report stated.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone with information can call 911 CIB Tip Line at (340)778-4850.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

UPCOMING EVENTS