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Visitor Dies While Snorkeling At Trunk Bay

October 19, 2018

CRUZ BAY, ST. JOHN VIRGIN ISLANDS - On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at approximately 6:00 pm, the Criminal Investigation Bureau was notified of a drowning victim that was being transported from St. John to St. Thomas, USVI.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the deceased and his family traveled to St. John where they went snorkeling at Trunk Bay. While snorkeling, the deceased was winded, and as he was being assisted by a family member to get back to shore, he lost consciousness.

Units from the CIB met with a family member who identified the deceased as 56-year-old David Cohen. He was visiting the U.S Virgin Islands from Georgia.

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