Cruise passenger dies during zip lining excursion


A 79-year-old Spanish national died on Saturday during a zip lining trip at Antigua Rainforest with his girlfriend.

David Sanderson and his partner, Jean Gillot, arrived in Antigua and Barbuda on the Celebrity Silhouette that morning.

As part of their island tour, the couple visited the popular attraction in Fig Tree Drive and decided to spend time zip lining above the rainforest canopy.

Their planned day of fun and sightseeing took a terrible turn, however, when Sanderson collapsed and became unresponsive.

CPR was performed on the elderly man while Emergency Medical Services was summoned.

According to reports, efforts to resuscitate Sanderson en route to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Centre (SLBMC) were unsuccessful.

He is believed to have died before arriving at the hospital, sometime around 11:25am.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that Sanderson had a history of hypertension and had a pacemaker implanted in his chest.

After pronouncing Sanderson dead, a doctor at SLBMC ordered his body removed to a funeral home pending an autopsy. (POINTE XPRESS)

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  1. Sensational headline ! Unfair to this business to state he died at zip line Antigua doesn’t need bad publicity

  2. You have to report the TRUTH, he knew he had medical conditions but still went on the trip. Look at his age. The zip line entity should put a limit to the age to participate.

  3. Since the advent of the stealth bioweapon 💉, collapse and sudden deaths are on the rise. As a tourism dependent nation, it is incumbent on all sectors of hospitality to have an AED as part of their readiness for emergencies. The fact that the UK, Israel, EU and other nations are placing AED’s on their STREETS (never before seen on such a massive scale), is an indication they have recognised that an increase in cardiac emergencies are expected. When cardiac arrest happens, a swiff response time is required for survival — and CPR alone is usually futile. Any layman can use an AED. How many more tourist are going to have to die in Antigua?
    It’s just the beginning!

  4. Don’t think this has anything to do with publicity. It’s a sad situation yes but could have happened anywhere with someone who had a history of illness such as high blood pressure.

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