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St. Croix Tourist Drowns At Carambola Beach Resort While Diving With Friends: VIPD

DAVIS BAY — A tourist staying at the Carambola Beach Resort near Cane Bay on St. Croix drowned Sunday morning while diving in choppy waters near the resort’s beach, authorities said.

Peter Lowe, who was diving with friends when he “ran into some trouble and he died as a result of drowning,” VIPD Police Lieutenant Naomi Joseph said in a press conference on Sunday.

Joseph stated that she did not know the victim’s age. The Virgin Islands Police Department also did not release where Lowe is from.

A reader said that Carambola Beach Resort has its own in-house dive shop that the fallen diver used.

“I highly recommend you remove the photo of Cane Bay Dive Shop’s boat IBIS with the story about a tourist drowning at Carambola this past week,” Suzanne Rosbach of the Cane Bay Dive Shop said. “A retraction that Cane Bay Dive Shop was not involved in this challenging situation. Cane Bay Dive Shop’ s location is Salt River and Frederiksted. We are no longer at Cane Bay (since Hurricane Maria). There is a dive shop on the Carambola property – the same one that is located at Cane Bay.”

VIPD spokesman Toby Derima did not immediately respond to a request for more information.

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