American tourist dies after swim at Jolly Beach while senior citizen nurses injuries sustained from being knocked off bike

The Police continue to investigate two incidents occurring over the weekend: one involving a tourist who died suddenly and the other an elderly man who was knocked off his bicycle.

Reports say that officers continue to look into the circumstances surrounding the sudden death of an 89-year-old male tourist, who took a swim in the Jolly Beach area.

It is believed that he suddenly experienced a medical crisis, as he collapsed right after leaving the water.

Reportedly, beachgoers saw when the man fell and immediately went to his assistance, making attempts to revive him. However, their efforts were futile.

The tourist, an American citizen, was subsequently pronounced dead by a medical doctor shortly after midday on Sunday, January 29.

Allegedly, he and his wife were on vacation.  They reportedly arrived on island early Sunday morning on board the Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, which was docked at Heritage Quay.

The ship was set to depart later Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, a 70-year-old man is still nursing injuries he sustained during a traffic accident on Friday night, January 27.

It is alleged that the man was cycling at the corner of Independence Drive and Redcliffe Street when he was knocked from his bicycle by a vehicle traveling north.

Reports are that the senior citizen was attempting to make a right turn onto Redcliffe Street when he was hit by an oncoming pick-up truck.

It appears that the driver had maneuvered around a vehicle that had stopped at the junction and therefore had not seen the pedal cyclist.

Further reports say the man was rushed to the hospital with cuts and bruises about the body.  However, his injuries were not considered life-threatening.