Police in Antigua say American tourist apparently drowns in waters off upscale resortBy AP
Sunday, April 11, 2010
US tourist apparently drowns off Antigua coast
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua — Antiguan authorities say they have found the body of an American tourist who apparently drowned off an upscale beach resort.
Police Sgt. William Holder says the body of Alberto Mejia, 25, was found by a team of divers in waters near the exclusive Mill Reef Club at the eastern end of the Caribbean island. The search began after friends reported Mejia missing.
Holder said Sunday that Mejia was a resident of New York state, but authorities did not yet know his hometown.
Police Commissioner Thomas Bennett says drowning is suspected and officials have ruled out foul play. He says an autopsy is being conducted.
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