A fourth American tourist was taken to hospital, officials said.
EXUMA, Bahamas – Three American tourists have died at a resort in the Bahamas after some fell ill, Atlantic Island State officials confirmedand another was taken to hospital for treatment.
Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper on Friday issued a statement saying police were investigating and the cause of death was unknown, although “indecent play” was “not suspected”.
Initially, their identities were not published.
Health Minister Dr Michael Darville told the Bahamas Eyewitness News on Saturday that some hotel guests went to the clinic on Thursday with nausea and vomiting, received treatment and left. Three guests were later found dead. The fourth was taken to hospital.
He said environmental scientists, doctors and others are investigating to make sure there was no danger to public health.
“We believe that what we see is a single case related to a specific area,” he said, adding that investigators are conducting toxicological studies and blood tests to help determine the cause of the disease.
Cooper replaced Prime Minister Philip E. Davis, who was outside the country.
The head of communications for the office of Prime Minister Latra L. Ramming wrote on Twitter that the death took place in Sandals Emerald Bay in Exum.
Sandals and Beaches Resorts have confirmed the deaths of three guests at several malls.
“An emergency was initially reported, and following our protocols, we immediately alerted ambulance specialists and relevant local authorities,” a company spokesman said. told CNN and USA Today. The company did not mention the fourth hospitalized tourist.
Val Lick contributed to this report.