Police are currently interviewing witnesses who may have been nearby Tuesday night when a V.I. woman and her four-month-old were pulled from the water near the Oasis Cove Marina on the east end of St. Thomas.
The infant was pronounced dead after being transported to Schneider Regional Medical Center, but the woman, who is still on life support, has been transported off-island for further treatment. No details have been released yet about the circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the woman and child ended up in the water.
Names have also not yet been released, as investigators continue to work with the family and monitor the condition of the woman.
VIPD, St. Thomas Rescue, and Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel were mobilized to a reported drowning of two people in the area of the marina at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday, police spokesman Glen Dratte reported.
The marina is located just west of Food Center in Estate Frydenhoj and features boat slips, apartment rentals, and boasts a 24-hour surveillance system, according to its website.
The rescuers and a Good Samaritan recovered the woman from the water and began lifesaving measures, said Dratte.
As further information was received, officers were made aware that a child was also missing. Shortly after, a baby girl believed to be about four months old was recovered from the water, he said.
The Source will provide additional details as they become available.