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Visitor in hospital after swimming incident

A female visitor was yesterday in a serious condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit after running into difficulties while swimming.

According to a police spokesman, first responders attended a report of a near drowning of a 71-year-old woman, a passenger on the Norwegian Breakaway, at 10.16am.

“It appears that the women was swimming at the Snorkel Park in Dockyard when she ran into difficulties and called out for help,” the spokesman said.

“Persons in the area assisted and brought her to shore where at that time she was gasping and not responding.”

The victim was taken to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance where she was listed as being in a serious condition in the intensive care unit.

It comes after 56-year-old Stephen Sakman, who was a passenger on the same cruise ship, died while snorkelling near Hawkins Island on Wednesday.