SIMPSON BAY, Sint Maarten – Reports reaching us indicate that a man died on the beach in the vicinity of Simpson BAY on Sunday.
The incident has also been confirmed by the police spokesman, Chief Inspector Ricardo Henson.
According to reports, the man who is believed to be visiting the island went for a swim when he encountered difficulties in the water. It is also widely speculated that the drowning victim is the son of the former Minister of Justice, Dennis Richardson.
It is also reported that efforts to resuscitate the victim by medical professional was unsuccessful. He is believed to have suffered a heart attack whilst in the water.
sxmislandtime sympathizes with the family and friends of the victim.