Virgin Island Police Probe American Swimming Champ’s Death

Local officials reported that police in the U.S. Virgin Islands are probing the tragic death of a former American swimming champion. Jamie Cail, 42, was discovered unresponsive in her home with her partner on the island of St. John on Tuesday, according to the United States Virgin Islands Police Department. The ex-member of the University of Maine swim team was discovered by her boyfriend, whose name was not released by investigators. According to her boyfriend, he returned to their residence shortly after midnight on Tuesday after visiting a club. “Upon his arrival, he found his girlfriend lying on the floor,” according to a police statement. Cail was sent to the hospital but could not be rescued. The presumed cause of death has not yet been disclosed. Cail’s family informed WMUR that she was a renowned swimmer for a significant portion of her youth and was a member of the relay team that won gold at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships. A friend told WMUR, “She had a great heart.” She was caring and kind, well-liked and well-known on the island, and everyone knew her.