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Police investigating the death of three American tourists in a resort in the Bahamas they are also looking into whether food played a role.
Royal Bahamas Police Commissioner Paul Rolle said the victims – identified as Michael Phillips, 68, and Robbie Phillips, 65, of Tennessee, and Vincent Chiarella, 64, of Florida – had all eaten different things and they had sought medical attention while staying at the Sandals Property Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, according to the Guardian of Nassau.
“They have all been treated at different times and ate in different places, so … we are checking everything, which we hope to be able to determine whether or not it was food or something else that caused it,” Rolle reportedly said. said.
Samples taken from the three victims they were sent to a Philadelphia lab for examinationwith toxicological results expected for next week.
The sole survivor of the crash, Vincent’s wife Donnis was taken in good condition Tuesday after she was flown to Miami’s HCA Florida Kendall Hospital over the weekend, a spokesperson told Fox News Digital.
Vacationers who were recently in the resort area where Americans were found dead complained about the “strong smell” of insecticide thereaccording to a report Tuesday.
Investigators at the scene were also examining the property’s water heater, air conditioner, and propane supply for possible leaks, NBC News reports.
Despite the incident, the resort is only undergoing “minimal cancellations,” the Guardian of Nassau Bahamas Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper said.