No. 132 Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Two visitors, who were vacationing at the Palmyra Resort in Rose Hall, St. James, lost their lives tragically on the weekend. One of the victims, the police reported, died by drowning while the other passed away as a result of a heart attack.

   Dead are Oswald John, 73, family physician of 30 Creek Wood Drive, Scarborough in Canada and the other, a 70 year-old man of a United States address.
    In the first incident, John, who was in Jamaica with his wife and other family members in Montego Bay, told his wife that he was going for a swim about 11:50 a.m., Saturday. His wife reportedly watched him as he dived head first into the water. After a few seconds, she noticed that he did not come up. She immediately raised an alarm.
    A number of other visitors and a life guard responded minutes later they managed to fish the lifeless body of the medium-built doctor from the water. Various life-saving procedures were carried out on him. He was then nearby rushed to the MoBay Hope Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body was later removed to the morgue for a post mortem.
    On Sunday, tragedy again struck at the Palmyra Resort when 70 year-old Baldwin Coore, a carpenter of Bronx, New York, who also went swimming, also got into difficulties. Reports are that he was assisted by persons on the beach. Representatives at the resort immediately called for an ambulance.
    He was pronounced dead on reaching the MoBay Hope Medical Centre. Police said that doctors had reported that he had died from heart failure and not by drowning.
    The Barrett Town Police are at present investigating both
incidents. -S.H.

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