Foreign national dies after yacht accident

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | 5:15 PM    

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PORTLAND, Jamaica — Tragedy struck Tuesday afternoon at the Errol Flynn Marina when a woman, said to be a foreign national, fell off a yacht and died. 

Reports reaching OBSERVER ONLINE are that, at about 2:30 pm, the woman was doing work on the spleen of the docked yacht, when she fell and was injured. 

She was taken to the Port Antonio Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Her identity has not yet been ascertained.

DSP Rex Swearing, in charge of the Portland police division, said the vessel was foreign registered, however he said "We cannot disclose the nature of the accident and the name of the individual and the vessel". OBSERVER ONLINE has, however, learned that the vessel was named 'Germania Nova'.

Everard Owen

NB: An earlier version of this story erroneously identified the deceased as a male.





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