Three Americans died Friday while staying at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas, and a fourth surviving victim was flown to Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau
A woman woke up unable to move to find her husband dead at a Sandals resort in the Bahamas – where the couple were celebrating their wedding anniversary.
Local officials have confirmed that three US citizens died on Friday while staying in Sandals Emerald Bay on the Caribbean island – a fourth surviving victim was flown to Princess Margaret Hospital in the capital Nassau.
One of the victims has been identified as Vincent Chiarella of Birmingham, Alabama.
His wife Donnis was injured during the couple’s anniversary vacation and was taken to hospital by helicopter, their son Austin said ABC news.
He told the US broadcaster his mother couldn’t move because her limbs were swollen when she woke up to the terrifying sight of her husband “lying on the ground.”
He said: “Her legs and arms were swollen and she couldn’t move and she was screaming for someone to come through the door.”
Police say they found a man “leaning against a bathroom wall” near a woman screaming at a villa at the luxury beach resort.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force said they suspected no third-party negligence and there was no evidence of trauma in any of the victims.
The three fatalities – two men and a woman – were found in two separate villas.
“Officials found a Caucasian man slumped against a wall in a bathroom, unresponsive,” investigators said .
They added: “The woman was also unresponsive. Both individuals showed signs of convulsions. Officers examined the bodies and found no signs of trauma.”
The night before the Chiarellas were found, they had complained of being unwell and were treated at a local medical facility before returning to their villa.
The investigation into the tragedy is ongoing and no cause of death has been given pending autopsy results.
However, a guest at the resort has put forward a theory as to what may have caused the three deaths.
“Three of our neighbors in the building next door to us died and a fourth was blown up in critical condition early this morning,” Chris Coucheron-Aamot posted on Facebook on Saturday.
“There was crime scene tape and security guards all around our unit.
“It sounds like it could have been an air conditioning fault in the unit that caused a toxic coolant leak.”
Chester Cooper said: ‘I have been advised there is no suspicion of foul play’
“I have the Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. Michael Darville to lead a delegation of health and wellness, environment and public works officials to Exuma tonight.
“We offer our thoughts and prayers to the affected families.”
A statement from Sandals Resort was released confirming the deaths.
It said: “We are actively working to support both the investigation and the families of the guests in any way we can at this difficult time.
“Out of respect for the privacy of our guests, we are unable to disclose any further information at this time.”
Sandals Emerald Bay is one of a dozen all-inclusive resorts in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
The resort charges thousands for multi-night stays, while some suites offer butler service, beach access, and private patios for guests.
The Sandals Resort has three swimming pools, 11 restaurants and a golf course, among other things.
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