Two men and a woman have died at the luxury Sandals resort in Exuma, in the Bahamas (pictured) - with police in the Caribbean investigating their deaths, which are not thought to be suspicious at this time
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US couple complained they were feeling ill and suffered convulsions before being found dead in Bahamas’ luxury Sandals resort as another man was discovered lifeless in nearby villa

  • Two men and a woman died in the luxury resort in Exuma, the Bahamas on Friday
  • Police investigation revealed they were suffering from convulsions before death 
  • A fourth American, a woman, was airlifted to hospital in the capital city Nassau
  • The luxurious five-star adults-only resort is all inclusive and has 11 restaurants

A US couple staying at the luxury Sandals resort in the Bahamas suffered convulsions and complained of feeling ill before their death, detectives said.

After being alerted to the death of a man in a luxury villa, police discovered the bodies of the couple in a second villa, the police statement says. 

The two men and a woman died at the luxury Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Exuma, Bahamas on Friday.

A fourth American, a woman, was airlifted to hospital in the capital city Nassau, according to Exuma MP and Minister of Tourism Chester Cooper.

A statement released by police said: ‘Our initial investigations revealed that the couple found in the second villa complained of illness the previous evening. They attended the local medical facility and on completion of receiving treatment, they returned to their lodging.

‘The coroner was appraised of the facts surrounding both scenes. The police will await an autopsy report to determine the the exact cause of death.

Two men and a woman have died at the luxury Sandals resort in Exuma, in the Bahamas (pictured) - with police in the Caribbean investigating their deaths, which are not thought to be suspicious at this time

Two men and a woman have died at the luxury Sandals resort in Exuma, in the Bahamas (pictured) – with police in the Caribbean investigating their deaths, which are not thought to be suspicious at this time

 The deaths are not thought to be suspicious at this time.

A Sandals spokeswoman said staff were alerted to a medical emergency and the victims’ families are being supported, she told the Mirror.

Mr Cooper said in a statement: ‘I have been regretfully informed today of the death of three American visitors, two men, and a woman, at a resort property on Exuma.

‘Another American woman has been airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital.

‘I have been briefed by the commissioner of police and the resort’s executive management on the matter. I am currently in Eleuthera on ministerial business.

‘As I am acting in the capacity of prime minister, I have briefed Prime Minister Davis on the matter.

He continued: ‘Police are investigating and the cause of death is still unknown.

‘However, I am advised that foul play is not suspected. I have asked Minister of Health and Wellness Dr. Michael Darville to lead a delegation this evening to Exuma of Health and Wellness, Environment and Public Works officials.

A fourth American, a woman, was airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital (pictured) in the capital city Nassau, according to Exuma MP and Minister of Tourism Chester Cooper

A fourth American, a woman, was airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital (pictured) in the capital city Nassau, according to Exuma MP and Minister of Tourism Chester Cooper

He added: ‘The public will be kept abreast of information as soon as it becomes available. We offer our thoughts and prayers to the families affected.’

The luxurious five-star adults-only resort is all inclusive and sits in a secluded area within 500 acres of tropical land.

It has a mile-long beach, three pools, 11 restaurants and an award-winning golf course.

Guests are free to take part in day and night tennis, beach volleyball and basketball, paddle boarding, snorkelling, and even offer free weddings to people staying for three nights or longer.

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