A 48-year-old Kyle, Texas man drowned at about 5 p.m. Wednesday while swimming at Denis Bay on St. John’s north shore, a Police Department press release issued Thursday indicated.
The victim was identified at James Dale Lane. Police said they were told by the victim’s friend that he saw Lane in distress in the water. He tried to assist him, but the current was strong. The territory has been under a high surf advisory for several days.
A St. John resident noticed the pair in this water and was able to bring them both to shore with the assistance of his surfboard.
The victim’s friend performed CPR until emergency medical technicians arrived and took over the life saving efforts. The victim was taken to the Myra Keating Smith Community Health Center where he was later pronounced dead.