According to U.S. Virgin Islands police, a former American swimming champion has died. Her boyfriend took her to the hospital, where she was declared “dead at arrival.”
Jamie Cail (42), was originally from New Hampshire. He was originally living in Cruz Bay on the island St. John.
The boyfriend was not named by the Virgin Islands police in a statement. They also did not respond to calls and emailed questions Monday from Fox News Digital.
Authorities claim that the boyfriend returned from a bar just after midnight on February 21st and found Cail on the ground of their shared home.
Police said that he and a friend took her to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic. There, medical staff couldn’t revive her.
Police in Virgin Islands have opened a criminal investigation. They are looking for anyone with information to call detectives or 911.
SwimSwam, an aquatic news site, reports that Cail was a member of the U.S. 800 free relay team, which won gold as a teenager at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships.
The following year, she won silver in the same event at Brazil’s World Swimming Cup.
According to the outlet she still holds records in the 15-16 age group at Bolles School in Jacksonville. She won two events at California High School State Championships, and then swam for University of Southern California.
Cail’s passing comes almost two years after the mysterious disappearance of another St. John woman.
Sarm Heslop (a 41-year old Brit who was living with an American yachtsman on a catamaran) was last seen at Cruz Bay on March 7, 2021.
Ryan Bane from Michigan called 911 at 2:30 AM the next morning to report that his girlfriend was missing.
He was told by police to call the U.S. Coast Guard in case she fell off the Siren Song, a 47-foot catamaran. He did this at 11:45 a.m., but she has not been located.
After they failed to obtain a search warrant for the yacht, police in Virgin Islands were criticised.