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Three U.S. tourists died due to carbon monoxide poisoning at the Sandals Emerald Bay resort on the island of Exuma on May 6, 2022.

Report staff contacted the George Town Police Station shortly after 9 a.m. reporting that a man was found unresponsive in a villa. While en route, it was reported that an additional man and woman were unresponsive in an adjoining villa. According to reports, the couples were staying in different villas next to each other in the same building at the Sandals resort. There were no signs of trauma to the bodies of the deceased.

According to the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the victims were found unresponsive after allegedly seeking medical help after complaining of an illness. The victims had received treatment at a local facility before returning to the resort the night prior. Several guests complained that there was a strong odor of insecticides.

In a statement issued, Sandals did not directly address the reports but said that it has “engaged environmental safety experts for a comprehensive review of all systems across the resort,” and that carbon monoxide detectors have been placed in all guestrooms at the Sandals Emerald Bay.

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