Deaths of 3 Americans at Sandals resort in the Bahamas are under investigation, officials say

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(CNN)Three Americans died of chartless causes Friday astatine a Sandals edifice connected the Bahamas' Great Exuma island, and constabulary are investigating, officials said.

Two men and a pistillate died astatine the resort, and a 4th American -- a pistillate -- was airlifted to a infirmary successful Nassau, the Bahamas' capital, Bahamian Acting Prime Minister Chester Cooper said Friday.

Though constabulary are investigating, Cooper has been "advised that foul play is not suspected," helium said.

    Cooper did not sanction the resort. But Sandals Resorts, operators of much than a twelve all-inclusive centers successful the Atlantic and Caribbean, said 3 guests died Friday astatine Sandals Emerald Bay resort connected Great Exuma.

      Sandals did not notation a 4th hospitalized person. Details astir what led to the deaths, wherefore the 4th American was taken to the hospital, whether that idiosyncratic was astatine the resort, the information of that idiosyncratic and the Americans' names weren't released.

      "A wellness exigency was initially reported and pursuing our protocols we instantly alerted exigency aesculapian professionals and applicable section authorities," Sandals Resorts said successful a connection to CNN Saturday morning.

      The institution said it was moving to "support some the probe arsenic good arsenic the guests' families successful each mode possible," but could not disclose further accusation "out of respect for the privateness of our guests."

          Cooper asked the nation's wellness and wellness curate to pb a delegation of health, situation and nationalist works officials to the Exuma territory connected Friday.

          "The nationalist volition beryllium kept abreast of accusation arsenic soon arsenic it becomes available," Cooper, who besides is the Bahamas' tourism minister, said. "We connection our thoughts and prayers to the families affected."

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