Tourist dies after falling off jet ski

  • Police responded to a fatal incident in the water off Somerset (File photograph)

    Police responded to a fatal incident in the water off Somerset (File photograph)


A tourist died yesterday after an incident during a jet ski tour.

The 62-year-old American woman was a passenger on the machine when she fell off and “became unresponsive”, police said.

Emergency crews were called to the incident in waters off Somerset at about 2.10pm.

A police spokesman said: “She was immediately brought to shore and rushed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance.”

He added later: “Sadly, despite life-saving efforts the female visitor has been pronounced dead at the hospital.”

The spokesman said no more information about the woman would be released until her next of kin was notified.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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Published Aug 23, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 23, 2019 at 8:05 am)

Tourist dies after falling off jet ski

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