North Carolina Man Drowns At Buck Island Off Of St. Thomas
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A North Carolina man drowned off the southeastern coast of St. Thomas on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Matthew Brown, 62, was identified as the man who drowned off of Buck Island, St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.
About 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, the Major Crime Unit was notified about a possible drowning in the area of the Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge, according to VIPD spokesman Toby Derima.
When police arrived on the scene, detectives observed people performing CPR on an unresponsive man.
The man, later identified as Brown, was taken to the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas for further medical assistance.
While Brown was at the St. Thomas hospital, he died.
A preliminary police investigation revealed that Brown likely died while snorkeling.