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Another Drowning in Maho #306898
10/06/2023 01:10 AM
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There has been another visitor drowning, this time in the pool at Royal Islander La Plage. This happened Thursday, 6 Oct.

Prayers for the woman who passed and for her family.


Daily Herald story - drowning



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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: bdeeley] #306899
10/06/2023 06:19 AM
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This is beyond sad and ridiculous that the resort doesn't have full time lifeguards!!! I smell lawsuit!!!


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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: bdeeley] #306901
10/06/2023 06:40 AM
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This took place at La Terrasse.
Sadly, I know this woman and her husband. Her and her husband have owned a unit at La Terrasse for several years. Yesterday, while cooling off in the La Terrasse pool, she apparently had a heart attack. She was only 60 years old. Very tragic story. RIP

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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: Colour1] #306903
10/06/2023 07:50 AM
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Most resorts have no lifeguards. You are not in the US, good luck with a lawsuit. If a medical emergency was the cause of drowning (a tragedy regardless), even less anyone could do.


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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: Dr Phil SXM] #306904
10/06/2023 08:15 AM
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Thank you for the location correction. 👍


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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: bdeeley] #306905
10/06/2023 08:58 AM
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I agree ruralcarrier.

Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: Dr Phil SXM] #306906
10/06/2023 09:01 AM
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Dr. Phil--thanks for the additional info. Condolences to her friends and family.


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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: Colour1] #306907
10/06/2023 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Colour1
This is beyond sad and ridiculous that the resort doesn't have full time lifeguards!!! I smell lawsuit!!!



Name me one resort on SXM that has full time lifeguards. Not gonna happen.

Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: mort] #306908
10/06/2023 10:36 AM
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Are there ANY resorts with lifeguards on SXM??


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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: Carol_Hill] #306909
10/06/2023 10:37 AM
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Nope .

Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: Carol_Hill] #306911
10/06/2023 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Are there ANY resorts with lifeguards on SXM??

Not that I know of. None on beaches either.

Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: SXMScubaman] #306912
10/06/2023 11:10 AM
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Correct


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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: bdeeley] #306915
10/06/2023 12:25 PM
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Pool is only 4 foot deep.

Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: WWII] #306916
10/06/2023 12:33 PM
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When you have a heart attack and sink below the water, the results aren't good.


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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: bdeeley] #306917
10/06/2023 12:52 PM
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It is very sad that this happened but the presence of a lifeguard would probably have done no good anyway.
I think it was two years ago that I saw a VERY heavyset woman who was walking with two canes walking into the water on Divi Little Bay. Now usually the water there is quite tranquil but not that day. There was a red flag warning people to stay out of the water.
My husband and I felt quite good about going into the water even with the big waves. But watching her walk in you could predict what was going to happen. She fell over and it took several big men to get her out of the water and she got swamped many times.
Now, should the guys in Aquamania have stopped her? In my opinion, I think she would have said she was just fine to go into the water. She was from a cruise ship too so not staying on the resort.
It's your own responsibility to know whether you should be in the water or not.

Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: lcote] #306933
10/07/2023 08:41 AM
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Actually , flags are placed back in the days at Mullet Bay Beach .

Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: ruralcarrier] #306953
10/07/2023 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
Most resorts have no lifeguards. You are not in the US, good luck with a lawsuit. If a medical emergency was the cause of drowning (a tragedy regardless), even less anyone could do.

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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: Kennys] #306957
10/07/2023 11:31 AM
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Lesley - these are from 1983!

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Re: Another Drowning in Maho [Re: bdeeley] #306962
10/07/2023 12:38 PM
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So sad… RIP


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