Tourist From Georgia Drowns In Trunk Bay on St. John; Second Person This Month
CRUZ BAY — A tourist from Georgia drowned while snorkeling in St. John on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
David Cohen, 56, of Atlanta was pronounced dead at Schneider Regional Medical Center at 6 p.m., about three hours after his body was pulled from the waters off Trunk Bay, a police source said.
The Virgin Islands Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Bureau was notified at 5 p.m. of a drowning victim being taken from St. John to St. Thomas.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Cohen and his family visited St. John and the man started having breathing problems while snorkeling in Trunk Bay,
Cohen lost consciousness while he was being taken to shore. Once on shore, efforts to revive him failed and he died.
On October 2, cruise ship passenger Guoquiang Wang, 67, drowned while snorkeling in Trunk Bay.
The VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte supplied the Virgin Islands Free Press with a prepared statement about the Tuesday drowning at 12:06 p.m. on Friday.