Bahamas Sandals resort: American woman stricken at beach resort now hospitalized in Miami, official says

The woman, whose identity has not been released, is in serious condition, according to Rolle. She was first airlifted to a hospital in Nassau, CNN previously reported.

Authorities are still trying to figure out what caused the deaths of the three people who died on Friday. Foul play is not suspected, according to Acting Bahamas Prime Minister Chester Cooper.

The Royal Bahamas Police said in a statement on Saturday that resort staff alerted police shortly after 9 a.m. Friday that an unconscious man had been found at a villa.

As they made their way to the scene, police learned that an additional man and woman had been found unresponsive at another villa, the statement said.

Upon arriving at the compound, police entered the bedroom of the first villa, where they found a “white male lying unresponsive on the floor” with no signs of trauma. A local doctor pronounced him dead, police said.

Officers were then directed to the second villa, finding the second man “slumped against a wall in a bathroom unresponsive”. The woman was “found in a bedroom on a bed”, the statement said.

“Both showed signs of convulsing,” the statement read. Neither showed signs of trauma and they were also pronounced dead by a local doctor.

Police said the man and woman in the second villa had “complained of illness the previous evening” and were treated at a local medical facility before returning to their accommodation.

Rolle, the police commissioner, told CNN on Saturday that the hospitalized woman was found in the first villa with the deceased man.

The identities of the three deceased Americans will be released Monday once “official identification” is complete, Rolle told CNN.

Sandals spokeswoman Stacy Royal confirmed to CNN the deaths of all three guests at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort in Great Exuma.

“Nothing is more important to Sandals Resorts than the safety of our guests,” the resort said in a statement on Saturday, adding that it was actively working to “support both the investigation as well as the families of guests of all ways possible”, but cannot disclose further information “out of respect for the privacy of our customers”.

Cooper on Friday asked the nation’s health and welfare minister to lead a delegation of health, environment and public works officials to the Exuma district.

CNN’s Hira Humayun, Jason Hanna, Rebekah Riess, Sarah Jorgensen and Susannah Cullinane contributed to this report.

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