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Health Emergency at Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in the Bahamas

Bahamas Tourism and Sandals Resorts are currently busy with a situation at the Emerald Bay Sandals Resort in the Bahamas.

The management of Sandals said it had declared a health emergency, alerting medical professionals and authorities after 3 American tourists were found dead at the 5-star resort. Another American tourist was transferred to a local hospital.

In addition, multiple visitors at the hotel saw an urgent care clinic on Friday after vomiting and nausea.

A Sandals Resort spokesperson responded to eTurboNews:

“Nothing is more important to Sandals Resorts than the safety of our guests. It is with deep sadness that we can confirm the passing of three guests at Sandals Emerald Bay on May 6, 2022.  A health emergency was initially reported and following our protocols we immediately alerted emergency medical professionals and relevant local authorities. We are actively working to support both the investigation as well as the guests’ families in every way possible during this difficult time. Out of respect for the privacy of our guests, we cannot disclose further information at this time.”

Government of The Bahamas feedback:

Bahamas Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper told local media the bodies of two men and one woman were found Friday at the resort. Another woman was airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital, according to a report in People.

“On their arrival at the scene, they were directed to the first villa. On entering a bedroom, they found a caucasian male laying on the ground unresponsive,” the Royal Bahama Police Force said in a statement posted to Twitter. “An examination of the body was conducted. There were no signs of trauma.”

In a second villa, first responders found another man and woman unresponsive in a bedroom.

The matter remains under active investigation, according to authorities in the Bahamas.The Bahamas Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Michael Darville will lead a delegation to the island of Exuma where Sandals is located.

The Office of the Prime Minister official statement:

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.

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