Police are investigating the suspected suicide of a male cruise passenger now that BVI Shipping Registry, Police and the cruise ship personnel have determined that the death, in fact, occurred in BVI waters early yesterday morning.
Cruise agents had originally stated that the incident had occurred outside BVI waters and therefore reports would be made to the last port of call which was St. Thomas.
Inquiries indicate that Norwegian Escape passenger, Daniel Godsey, 33, of Tennessee, USA, had left his room around 3 a.m. Shortly after, closed circuit cameras showed him in midair descending toward the water. His body was recovered sometime later by members of ship’s crew. The ship later arrived at the Cruise Pier in Road Town.
He was travelling with his wife at the time of the incident.
Members of the BVI Tourist Board and the Crisis Intervention Team are providing the needed support to the wife of the deceased and the Coroner’s Office has been notified.
Investigations are ongoing.
- Published in Local News