Coast Guard issues warning after tourist falls over Devil’s Bridge


Camp Blizard, Antigua April 8th, 2023 Drowning Incident

On 8th April 2023 at 6:57 am the Antigua and Barbuda Defence Force (ABDF) Coast Guard received a call from 911 Emergency Line.

The caller stated β€œa tourist fell over Devils Bridge” Another call was received shortly after indicating the tourist has a laceration on forehead and was unresponsive.

At 0704 am ABDF Coast Guard deployed a vessel to Devils Bridge and upon arrival a search was conducted in the area.

The body was found face down approximately 30m from Devils Bridge and then recovered at 7:46 am.

The body was then transported to Coast Guard Base where the district doctor pronounced him dead at 8:42 am.

The body appeared to be that of a Caucasian male in his late sixties.

ABDF Coast Guard extend condolences to the family of the deceased.

ABDF Coast Guard is using this opportunity to urge the local community and visitors to be wary of potentially dangerous situations, and should always take safety measures as a priority when utilizing the beaches and other sites near the marine environment.

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  1. So sorry for the family

    It’s full time for loose rock / risk of downing or no qwimminf signs be posted at the sight….seriously….maybe he slipsed on loose rock..

  2. The water pushed him over he went where he shouldn’t have been when the weather is so bad.

  3. Condolences to the family ..

    A post on Instagram on the page of lady koture boutique was brought to my attention. This was posted just 3 days ago. This woman was walking across devils bridge in high heels and posing for the camera .. a few people commented on the post how dangerous it was and she responded by saying she does it all the time.

    This behavior for a grown woman is disrespectful and reckless and honestly I believe that someone should look into the matter.

    These places are very dangerous and people putting themselves in danger seem very irresponsible, especially for an adult.
    This could only lead to other people being copy cats.

    I could not believe seeing this woman walk the rugged rocks of devils bridge in high heels with the rough seas splashing only for an instagram post.

    Our beautiful island has many sites but people need to be responsible.

  4. Let’s be smart about things. I have been there and there is no way i would walk out over the crushing ocean just for a picture. Slip, trip, get hit by wave, rock breaks in half use your brains!!!!

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