BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – POLICE, in a press release, have revealed the cause of death of US citizen Timothy Doran who had reportedly drowned following an accident at sea on Sunday (Feb. 9).
The release stated that an autopsy was performed on his body by Resident Pathologist, Dr. Nautica Philip on Wednesday (Feb. 12).
“Dr. Philip concluded that death was caused by an Intracranial Hemorrhage due to Blunt Head Trauma”, the release read.
In its research, this publication found that Intracranial Hemorrhage refers to acute bleeding inside one’s skull or brain.
It was reported that some time after 7:00 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 9), a dinghy in which Doran of New York and Austin Edwards, a native of Ohio, USA, who resides in St. Kitts, were sailing, had collided with the MV Caribbean Explorer II in the Potato Bay area.
Potato Bay is situated southeast of Bird Rock, close to Fort Tyson.
A call was made to the St. Kitts and Nevis Coast Guard and a number of its members had responded.
Edwards was rescued and members of the Emergency Medical Service had taken him to the JNF Hospital, where he was reportedly warded in a stable condition.
Unfortunately, Doran had experienced difficulties and drowned. He was pronounced dead by the District Medical Doctor.
However, none of the occupants of the MV Caribbean Explorer II had suffered any injury.
Police had informed that investigations into the matter were ongoing and that the Maritime Affairs Department would have also launched an investigation.
However, the information provided by the police in this recent press release is somewhat vague.
Vague, in the sense that it did not state if their investigation into the matter had concluded.
Also, with regards to the Resident Pathologist’s findings of “Intracranial Hemorrhage due to Blunt Head Trauma”, it begs the questions if foul play was suspected or if Doran’s head injury was as a result of the collision.