Around 1:45PM yesterday, Sunday, 13 January, police and other emergency services were dispatched by 9-1-1 Communication Centre to a report of a water-related incident near Breakers, in Bodden Town.
A group of males were on two separate vessels, about 200 yards from shore. One of the males encountered difficulties whilst swimming and was unable to get back onto the vessel. He was assisted onto shore by the others. Officers from the Joint Marine Unit located the vessel which had drifted ashore some distance from the incident.
CPR was performed on the man by a member of the public until EMS, the Joint Marine Unit and Uniform Officers arrived.
The man, a 57-year-old Filipino national, living in Bodden Town, was attended to and transported to hospital by EMS, where he was pronounced dead.
The matter is under investigation by the police.