Scuba Diver Found Dead on Arrival at Cane Bay on St. Croix

A man was found dead on arrival at Cane Bay on St. Croix after a scuba diving incident, the V.I. Police Department reported Wednesday.

On Sunday, officers were dispatched to Cane Bay, where they spoke to a woman who told them she had been diving with her husband and they came to the surface after seeing a shark. The woman said they decided to continue diving; however, her dive gear would not allow her to descend, according to the police report.

Her husband descended without her even though she tried to get his attention. After being unable to locate her husband, people were called to help. The man was eventually located and escorted by dinghy to the shore, the police report stated.

Emergency Medical Technicians were on scene and found no signs of life. The deceased was identified as 64-year-old Paul Evans, the report stated.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone with information can call 911 CIB Tip Line at (340)778-4850.