Author: Erasmus Williams | Date: 06 June 2019
A United States citizen who lost his way during a hike in the area of Mount Liamuiga on St Kitts has been found dead.
A police statement on Thursday, June 6th, mentioned that the police along with Fire and Rescue Services, also the Defence Force conducted a search for two persons who were reported lost in the White Gate area on June 4th.
"Police received a report that two persons who were staying nearby got lost while hiking to Mount Liamuiga. Investigations so far have revealed that James Beattie of the USA and Emily Goodyear of England went on a hike on Tuesday afternoon at about 4:00 p.m. Beattie fell ill and Goodyear left to get help and lost her way. The search team found Goodyear who then guided them in the direction of Beattie. He was found lying motionless along the hiking trail," the police statement said.
Police said the District Medical Examiner arrived on scene, examined the body and pronounced him dead.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, June 7th, to determine the exact cause of death.
The police statement did not provide the ages and addresses of the British and American citizens.