Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Nightra Patterson, a 75-year-old retiree of Campden Park, which occurred about 7 a.m. on Wednesday at Questelles Beach.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that Patterson, who is a British citizen. visited the Questelles Beach about 6:40 a.m. with a relative to swim, police say.

“While swimming, the deceased apparently developed some difficulty and her body was later discovered floating in the water,” police said in a press statement on Thursday.

The District Medical Officer was summoned to the scene and he pronounced her dead.

A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted.

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