Arrest Made After Woman Dies on Cruise Ship

(ReliableNews.org) – Cruises are supposed to be fun and relaxing. Especially those bound for the fun and sun in the Bahamas during the winter in the US. For one woman, it turned out to be a deadly trip.

On March 12, the Royal Bahamas Police Force announced it was investigating the death of a 27-year-old Florida woman. The woman was a passenger on the Margaritaville at Sea Paradise cruise line headed from the southern state to the Bahamas. On March 11, the ship’s medical staff was alerted to an unresponsive woman in one of the cabins.

According to reports, the medical staff on the ship performed CPR on the passenger, but she was pronounced dead. The crew members notified the Royal Bahamas Police Force about the death onboard the ship. When they arrived at port, police officers boarded the vessel and began their investigation. They “confiscated a quantity of suspected cocaine from the cabin.” After seizing the drugs, the police arrested the woman’s 32-year-old male traveling companion. He, too, was an American citizen from Florida.

Officers stated that an autopsy would determine the woman’s cause of death. It’s unclear what charges the man is facing.

News of the woman’s death comes just weeks after two Kentucky women said they were sexually assaulted while at a Central Grand Bahama beach. The women, who identified themselves as Dongayla Dobson and Amber Shearer, took a Carnival cruise to the tropical island. The women later said they accepted drinks from a resort employee that were allegedly drugged. After they were inebriated, the employee reportedly took them somewhere and they were assaulted by more than one man.

Dobson told News Nation’s Chris Cuomo that she was sharing her story because she wanted people to know that it’s not enough to travel in a pair. She said she thought she would be safe because her best friend was with her; instead, they both became victims.

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