A vacation in Mauritius for a 63-year-old American woman turned tragic this Saturday, November 18. She was snorkeling in the high seas at Grand Gaube when she reportedly collapsed and found herself in difficulty. The American, Mary Jones Penny, who arrived in Mauritius the day before, on Friday November 17, was pulled out of the water before being rushed to the northern hospital. On arrival, the doctor on duty was only able to declare her dead.
The Grand Gaube police were alerted to the tragedy at around 4pm. The victim had boarded a pleasure boat to go snorkeling in the open sea. At some point, she was taken ill and found herself in difficulty in the water. The skipper of the boat she was on, with the help of others, pulled her out of the water and rushed her to the northern hospital. She was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.
His body was then taken to the morgue of the Dr A.G.Jeetoo Hospital, Port-Louis, for an autopsy. The autopsy will be carried out this Sunday morning, November 19, by Dr. Sudesh Kumar Gungadin, head of the police forensic department.