An American died final week whereas vacationing within the Dominican Republic, bringing the whole of U.S. residents who died whereas touring on the island to not less than eight this 12 months and 11 up to now 12 months. Vittorio Caruso, 56, died on June 17 whereas vacationing on the island, CBS Information New York reported.
The State Division confirmed to CBS New York that Caruso, a not too long ago retired proprietor of a pizza store from Glen Cove, N.Y., died on trip there this month, however his reason behind dying is unknown presently. Caruso’s household was too distraught to talk on digicam to CBS however mentioned the Dominican Republic has given them conflicting details about the place and when he died.
In accordance with the Fox Information, Caruso was scheduled to return on June 27. He was vacationing on the Boca Chico Resort in Santo Domingo. Caruso’s sister-in-law instructed Fox Information, “he was introduced by ambulance to the hospital in respiratory misery after ingesting one thing.”
Caruso’s household instructed the New York Publish that he was “very wholesome” and that “he went to the physician earlier than he left, and he had no issues.”
CBS Information has reported onin regards to the a number of American vacationer deaths within the Dominican Republic this 12 months and final 12 months. A number of the deaths reportedly occurred after the guests complained of feeling ailing after consuming a meal or ingesting out of the resort minibar. The U.S. embassy in Santo Domingo mentioned there isn’t any proof at this level the deaths are linked. A number of of the deaths had been reported to be a coronary heart assault, which well being officers say is the most typical reason behind dying for People on trip.
CBS Information spoke final week with César Duverany, a spokesperson for the Dominican Republic’s international ministry, who mentioned the instances are remoted out of greater than 6 million vacationers, and that this does not imply the nation is unsafe. He famous that the federal government has a particular physique centered on tourism security, with protocols in place that haven’t modified.
On Friday, the island’s tourism minister mentioned the vacationer deaths had been a medically and statistically regular phenomenon. “We would like the reality to prevail,” Tourism Minister Francisco Javier García mentioned. “There may be nothing to cover right here.”
The FBI has a staff within the Dominican Republic investigating the American deaths.