Drowned Tourist Bahamas: Royal Bahamas Police Force Recovers Body On Eleuthera

By iScienceTimes Staff on April 22, 2013 4:00 PM EDT

Eleuthera
Eleuthera is approximately 50 miles (80 km) east of Nassau. (Photo: Creative Commons)

The Royal Bahamas Police Force in the Bahamas has recovered the body of a drowned U.S. tourist who was caught in an ocean current as he swam off a beach on the island of Eleuthera, according to reports.

Superintendent Stephen Dean from the Royal Bahamas Police Force said that the drowned U.S. tourist was a 31-year-old male from Palm Beach, Fla. Police haven't yet released his name.

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Dean said that the man's body washed ashore on Eleuthera late Saturday after he went missing on Friday evening after swimming with three companions, when they started struggling to get out of a current. The drowned U.S. tourist's three American companions eventually made it back to shore.

Eleuthera is a long, narrow island lying east of the archipelago's capital of Nassau.

According to the Government of the Bahamas website, Eleuthera is a prime tourist destination, especially in the first week of June when Gregory Town celebrates the Pineapple Festival over four days. The festival, which was introuduced in 1998, attracts over 5000 people every year.

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