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Police name US visitor who died after snorkelling excursion

Police this afternoon named a US visitor who died after a snorkelling trip as 79-year-old Joe Alston of Statesboro, Georgia.

Mr Alston was a passenger on the Fantasea and had gone on a snorkelling trip on Sunday when he got into difficulties and later died.

A Police spokesman said: “The Bermuda Police Service is continuing the investigation into the death of 79-year-old Joe Alston of Statesboro Georgia, USA.

“The general findings of an autopsy conducted this week is that death appears to have been caused by drowning, but that will be for the Coroner to decide ultimately. Accordingly, a file is now being prepared for review by the Coroner’s office. The Bermuda Police Service extends condolences to the family and friends of Mr Alston.”

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Published September 21, 2011 at 5:53 pm (Updated September 21, 2011 at 5:52 pm)

Police name US visitor who died after snorkelling excursion

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