Heart Attack Possible in Snorkeling Death

A man thought to be in his early 70s died on a St. John beach last week.

The man, whose name was not available as of press time last week, visited Honeymooon Beach in the Virgin Islands National Park on Wednesday, November 2, on a snorkeling trip with a charter boat company, according to VINP officials.

Around 10:30 a.m. he motioned to other snorkelers that he was in trouble, but when several individuals swam out to him, he said he was fine, according to the VINP official.

Several minutes later, however, the man seemed to be having trouble again, but it was too late by the time snorkelers reached him, the VINP official explained.

St. John Rescue, V.I. Police Department and VINP officials responded to the incident, which was deemed a possible heart attack, according to officials.