An American woman hospitalized on Friday in the Bahamas in serious condition is now being treated at a Miami hospital, Royal Bahamas Police Force Commissioner Paul Rolle said, CNN reported on Sunday.
Three other Americans died of unknown causes at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort on Great Exuma. Authorities are still attempting to ascertain what caused their deaths, although foul play is not suspected, according to Bahamian Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper.
The woman, whose identity has not been released, was first airlifted to a Nassau hospital, according to CNN. Officials have not confirmed that she was a guest at the same Sandals resort.
On Friday morning, staff at the Sandals resort called police to report a man had been found unresponsive in one of the hotel’s villas, the New York Post reported.
The Royal Bahamas Police Force said in a statement on Saturday that the man showed no signs of trauma and that, in addition, a couple was also discovered dead in another of the resort’s villas. The couple, who had complained of illness the previous night, also had no signs of trauma.
Experts have been flown in to check out the conditions at the resort to ensure that there was not a public health risk to other guests or workers there, USA Today reported.
The State Department said on Sunday that it is “closely monitoring” the Bahamas police investigation into the incident, adding that it “stands ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance, [but] out of respect for the privacy of the families, we have nothing further to add at this time.”
The identities of the three Americans who died are expected to be released on Monday after their “official identification” has been completed, Rolle told CNN.
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