A Princess Cruise Line passenger sailing aboard Caribbean Princess has been reported dead following an off-ship snorkeling trip in Belize.
As reported by Breaking Belize News, 67-year-old Janice Mittelstadt was touring with Hugh Parkey’s Belize Dive Connection at Sergeants Caye. According to Tourism Police’s Superintendent Gualberto Garcia, Mittelstadt submerged suddenly, and was pronounced dead after being retrieved and administered emergency assistance. Though the cause of death is unknown, police called the incident a “snorkeling accident.”
The body has yet to receive a post-mortem examination, and it is unclear whether the passenger suffered from any preexisting conditions or experienced an unrelated health complication at the time.
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