A cruise ship employee drowned on Cabbage Beach Wednesday afternoon after being advised by police officers earlier in the day to “stay out of the water”.
Police say the 37-year-old American man was pulled from waters by lifeguards, but was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.
According to witnesses, officers visited the beach earlier in the day and warned people not to go into the water per advisories issued by the Meteorological Department. However, the witness said, after the police left the area, the tourists went back into the water.
There was also a sign posted at the beach’s entrance warning swimmers that there was no lifeguard on duty.
Police say the victim was an employee of the Celebrity Infinity Cruise Ship that was in port in Nassau.
Source: The Tribune