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Former American Standout Swimmer Dies Suddenly in U.S. Virgin Islands After Found Unresponsive


Former American swimming champion Jamie Cail, 42, died suddenly in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department launched an investigation into her sudden death.

Cail was a star athlete and competitive swimmer in her youth.

Police say Cail was found unresponsive in her St. John home Tuesday.

According to investigators, Cail’s boyfriend came home to check on her shortly after midnight and found her lying on the floor.

He brought her to a nearby health clinic but she died from her “ailment.”


ABC News reported:

Police were notified of the death about 2:39 a.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

No additional information on Cail’s death was disclosed by police, who urged anyone with any information to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau.

Cail was originally from Claremont, New Hampshire, and was a star swimmer for much of her youth, her family told ABC affiliate station WMUR in Manchester.

She was also a member of the University of Maine’s women’s swim team in the 2000-2001 academic year, according to the school’s alumni association.

“This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau,” according to a police statement.

The Blaze provided additional details about the standout swimmer:

As a teenager, Cail won a gold medal at the U.S. team at the Pan Pacific Championships in 1997. She also won a silver medal at the 1998-1999 World Aquatics Swimming World Cup in Brazil. Cail also set several school records at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida.

Cail worked at a local coffee shop in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and allegedly made an impact on the community before her unexpected death.

A friend told WMUR-TV, “She was just… a very beautiful person. She had a huge heart. She was really loving and kind and well-loved and popular on the island and everybody knows her.”

“Everyone from the you know, older generational, local families to the younger people, everybody loved her,” Cail’s friend said.


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