Jamaica: tourist from U.S. killed after being hit in head by personal watercraft

Posted on January 29, 2014 • Filed under: Caribbean, Tourist Killed

huffingtonpost.com reported that a U.S. tourist vacationing in Jamaica died Tuesday after being struck in the head by a personal watercraft off a popular western beach town, police said. Constable Carla Francis of the Jamaican police force’s communications office identified him as Thomas Torres, 63, of Las Vegas, Nevada. Torres was swimming in the placid sea off the beach in the resort town of Negril when he was hit by the watercraft, Francis said. Witnesses told police the operator sped off as beachgoers jumped into the water to pull Torres to shore. Read Article

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