Massachusetts Man Dies After Being Pulled from Water at Trunk Bay

A male tourist died Sunday after being pulled from the water on St. John, the V.I. Police Department reported.

Officers were dispatched to Trunk Bay Sunday in reference to a possible drowning. Upon arrival, they contacted Emergency Medical Services personnel, who attempted to resuscitate the victim while traveling to the Myrah Keating Clinic. The man was pronounced dead by the medical attendant at the clinic, the police report stated.

The man’s son stated that he observed his father struggling to swim while snorkeling near the small island off Trunk Bay, and he and others in the water assisted his father to shore on a long board, according to the report.

The victim was identified by next of kin as 57-year-old Chris Finn, who was visiting from Massachusetts, the police said.