A Florida man vacationing on St. John drowned Monday afternoon at Trunk Bay Beach, the V.I. Police Department reported.
According to a news release issued Wednesday, at 5:38 p.m., Jan. 4, officers were dispatched to Trunk Bay Beach in response to a report of a drowning. Emergency medical technicians performed CPR on a white male and concluded he was deceased.
The victim was identified by family members as 47-year-old Nathaniel Outcalt of Venice, Florida.
Police were told that Outcalt, who was on vacation, went snorkeling with his family. After a short period of snorkeling, a family member noticed Outcalt floating motionless in the water, swam out and pulled him to shore. Bystanders called 911 and assisted with CPR until the emergency response team arrived.