A Swiss tourist had to be airlifted out of Union Island on Saturday, one day after he was knocked unconscious by a an unknown assailant who pelted him and two of his compatriots with stones Friday night.
The three Swiss tourists, who came to St. Vincent and the Grenadines on board a yacht, had just left Anchorage Yacht Club around 11:30 p.m., after having dinner.
When they got to the area is Union Island known as Park, an unknown assailant pelted them with stones and demanded money.
The three visitors, all of whom are said to be retirees, did not have any money on them at the time.
One of the men was knocked unconscious and they were assisted by residents of Clifton, who also contacted the police.
Police responded and took the men, all of whom were injured, to the Union Island Health Centre, where two of them were treated and discharged.
The other one, who had been knocked unconscious, was admitted.
Source say that police has taken a man into custody as part of their investigations.
Saturday’s attack is the second such crime against visitors in the southern Grenadines in just under a month.
On April 18, a cutlass wielding assailant robbed a 61-year-old British man and his 30-year-old daughter were robbed in Mayreau, triggering among residents a fresh wave of frustration with the number of crimes against visitors to the southern Grenadine island, whose economy depends on tourism and fishing.