Long-Time St. Thomas Resident Walter Murphy Dies In Diving Accident Off Of Water Island
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 65-year-old man drowned on a diving excursion with relatives at Water Island Friday morning, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.
The 911 Emergency Call Center notified police at 11:08 a.m. Friday that a drowning had occurred near Water Island.
Police arrived at the U.S. Coast Guard dock, where they found the unresponsive remains of Walter Thomas Murphy, a long-time resident of St. Thomas. He was listed in the police report as DOA.
According to statements rendered to the officers, Murphy went on a diving excursion with visiting relatives, when he experienced difficulties during the dive, causing him to drown.
No further information was available about Murphy’s death.