Posted: 16 November, 2016
Passions of Paradise official statement.
Earlier today, two elderly French travellers died at Michaelmas Cay.
Chief Executive Officer Scotty Garden said the man and woman were among a French group of 21 elderly people on board the catamaran today.
“They had pre-existing medical conditions and were accompanied by a guide when they were in the water,” he said.
“Passions of Paradise had a lookout on the beach, another on the boat and two snorkel guides in the water. All staff have current qualifications in CPR and first aid.
“The Passions of Paradise lookout on the beach noticed a man floating in the water and pulled him to the sand cay where he performed CPR.
“He was then assisted by a doctor on the sand cay.
“The Passions of Paradise lookout on the boat saw a woman floating in the water and pulled her on to the catamaran where CPR was performed.
“A third person later suffered a medical condition, but has survived.”
Passions of Paradise has offered assistance to the group.