American Tourist Killed In Boating Accident

Tuesday 27th, March 2012 / 10:40 Published by
in Travel

beach in front of the Windsong Resort, TCI

A 44-year-old New York man was killed while snorkelling off the island of Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos Islands on Saturday March 24th, 2012.

Police said Mark Wiley Lane, 44, of Brooklyn, New York, USA, was rushed to hospital by ambulance following the incident, which happened in the sea off the beach opposite the Windsong Resort at about 3.30pm on Saturday (March 24). He suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead by doctors at 4.50pm.

A major investigation has been launched involving officers from CID, the Marine Branch and officials from Department of Environmental and Coastal Resources (DECR).

It is understood that Lane was vacationing with his family when the tragedy occurred.

Police are questioning a boat owner from the Turks and Caicos Islands in connection with the matter.

Any witnesses are urged to contact the police on 911 or Crimestoppers on 1-800-8477.

Source: Turks & Caicos Sun

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