Mysterious deaths in the Bahamas – Three American tourists die in a luxury resort – News Abroad

Tragic deaths under the palm trees…

Nassau (Bahamas) – It should be a dream vacation. And it ended in disaster. After the mysterious deaths of three American tourists at a resort in the Bahamas, authorities in the Caribbean state have launched an investigation.

On Friday, two men and a woman were found dead in their hotel room at a resort on the island of Exuma.

The tourists had previously gone to hospital feeling nauseous and checked themselves, Health Secretary Michael Darville said.

One of the three dead is Vincent Chiarella († 65) from Florida, who wanted to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife Donnis.

The 64-year-old awoke suddenly paralyzed and convulsing to find her husband immobile, their son Austin told ABC News: ‘Her legs and arms were swollen and she couldn’t move and she was screaming for someone comes through the door.”

When any help came too late for her husband, Donnis Chiarella was airlifted to a clinic on the main island of New Providence. She is currently lying in intensive care at a Miami hospital and was covered in rashes, her brother, Steve Mulder, told the Daily Mail.

The other two victims are a man and a woman. The couple, also American, have not yet been identified. They also reportedly suffered from cramps before their deaths, as reported by investigating authorities.

Was the air conditioner to blame?

Meanwhile, another guest at the luxury resort is spreading the theory on Facebook that faulty air conditioning in the villas may have been the cause of the deaths of the three American tourists.


In his Facebook post, Coucheron-Aamot said there were problems with some of the villas' air conditioning systems, which may have led to fatalities.Foto: Chris Coucheron-Aamot/Facebook

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In his Facebook post, Coucheron-Aamot said there were problems with some of the villas’ air conditioning systems, which may have led to fatalities.Photo: Chris Coucheron-Aamot/Facebook

“Looks like an air conditioning fault caused a toxic coolant leak,” the post said.

Steve Mulder also told the Daily Mail that the air conditioning was not working when his sister Donnis and her husband Vincent Chiarella entered the hotel. Employees “worked there every day”.

As reported by the “Daily Mail”, a spokesperson for the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort did not respond to inquiries about the faulty air conditioning. They “will collaborate in the police investigation”.


The deaths of the three American tourists occurred in different villas of the chic resort, where prices for one night can reach 1200 US dollars.Foto: PR

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The deaths of the three American tourists occurred in different villas of the chic resort, where prices for one night can reach 1200 US dollars.Photo: PR

After a final official identification, a pathologist will seek the cause of death, Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper said on Sunday.

The police, the ministries of health and tourism and the US Embassy are working closely together. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected,” the statement said.

According to the Department of Health, there is no danger to other holidaymakers at the resort. “We believe this was an isolated incident in a particular location,” Secretary Darville said.

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