Canadian visitor drowns in Barbados

(CNS) – A Canadian visitor drowned at Batts Rock Beach, St James, Barbados, this morning.

Robert Earle Mayo, 60, of St John’s, Newfoundland arrived in the island on March 27 with his wife Toris Mayo, also 60, and two friends. He was scheduled to leave the island on April  20, 2019.

According to police, Robert went swimming around 10:30 a.m. and got into difficulty.

A jet-ski operator alerted the lifeguard on duty who rescued Mayo from the water. Efforts were made to resuscitate Mayo, but there was no success.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Police Medical Officer at 12:27 p.m.

Police are asking anyone who can assist with the investigations to contact Police Emergency at 211, the Holetown Police Station at 419-1700, Crime Stoppers at 1-800- 8477 or any police station.