Bahamas police investigating two deaths following separate incidents at sea

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NASSAU, Bahamas, Monday September 29, 2014, CMC – Bahamian law enforcement authorities are investigating two incidents over the weekend resulting in the deaths of a 51-year-old man and a 70-year-old American woman.

Police said that the 51-year-old man was on a fishing trip with his two sons on saturday when one of his sons fell overboard.

“The victim attempted to rescue his son and apparently drowned during the process. The victim was taken ashore and pronounced dead by the island’s local doctor. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death,” the police said in a statement without identifying the man.

In the other incident, the police said a 70-year-old American female was found floating in waters in Grand Bahamas while on a snorkeling expedition on Saturday.

“CPR was administered and EMS personnel was called to the scene. She was later pronounced dead by doctor,” the police said, adding that both incidents are under investigations.

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