Vincent Chiarella identified as one of 3 Americans found dead at Sandals Emerald Bay


An Alabama man was among those who died mysteriously at a Bahamas resort.

Birmingham’s Vincent Chiarella was found dead at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort on Friday in Great Exuma, his son told WVTM-TV.

Vincent’s wife, Donnis, was also injured, Austin Chiarella told the station.

The couple were celebrating their anniversary at the resort, he told ABC News, adding that he spoke to his mother on Saturday.

He told the outlet that she woke up to find that “she couldn’t move” and Vincent “was lying on the floor.”

“Her legs and arms were swollen and she couldn’t move and she was screaming for someone to come in the door,” Austin said.

Three Americans were found dead at the resort and a fourth was airlifted to a hospital, Bahamian officials said.

Three Americans were found dead and the fourth was airlifted from the Sandals Emerald Bay resort.
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The deceased guests had shown signs of convulsing but were not victims of trauma and no foul play was suspected, officials said.

Police said they were awaiting autopsy reports to determine the cause of death.

“We believe this is an isolated situation that revolves around four people,” Bahamian Health Minister Dr. Michael Darville said, without speculating on the deaths that occurred.

Authorities are investigating the mysterious deaths of three Americans at the compound.
A letter from the Royal Bahamian Police Force regarding their investigation into the deaths.
Vincent Chiarella identified as one of 3 Americans found dead at Sandals Emerald Bay
American Chris Coucheron-Aamot, who is staying at the resort, hinted at a problem with the air conditioning on Facebook.

Chris Coucheron-Aamot, an American who is staying at Sandals Emerald Bay in a building next to where the three vacationers died, wrote on Facebook that “it looks like it might have been a problem with the air conditioning” in unit, causing toxic coolant to leak.

“It was hard to sleep last night – every time the air conditioning turned on I woke up,” he wrote. He also shared a letter from the Royal Bahamas Police Force regarding their investigation of the resort.

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