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Missing Diver Located at Cane Bay; Unresponsive Upon Recovery

St. Croix, USVI - On Sunday, June 25, 2023 at 7:16 p.m. officers were dispatched to Cane Bay for a reported DOA (Dead at Arrival).

Upon arrival, officers made contact with a female who said that while diving with her husband, they surfaced after sighting a shark. Eventually, they decided to continue diving. However, the female’s diving equipment would not allow her to descend. Her husband descended without her though she tried to get his attention. After some time of not seeing her husband, some individuals were called to locate him. The male was located and escorted to shore by a dinghy.

Emergency Medical Technicians were on scene and found negative signs of life. The deceased was identified as 64-year-old Mr. Paul Evans.

This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau. Anyone with information can call 911, CIB Tip Line at (340) 778-4850.


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