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67-Year-Old Cruise Passenger Guoqiang Wang Dies In St. John Today, VIPD Says

CRUZ BAY –– A Chinese tourist died while snorkeling in St. John today, authorities said.

On Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at approximately 12:53 p.m., Central Dispatch received a call of an unresponsive male at Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Units from the National Park Service and the VIPD traveled to the scene, where Emergency Medical Technicians concluded that the male did not have any vital signs.

A preliminary police investigation revealed that the male was snorkeling at Trunk Bay and shortly thereafter, his body was observed floating in the water.

The male, who was a passenger on a cruise ship, was identified as 67-year-old Guoqiang Wang, by next of kin.

The cause of death is unknown currently, pending an autopsy, but it is suspected that Wang drowned.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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