A former star swimmer who was found dead in the U.S. Virgin Islands in February died of accidental fentanyl poisoning, police said.
Jamie Cail, aged 42, passed away due to “fentanyl intoxication with the inhalation of stomach contents,” as reported by the Virgin Islands Police Department in a news release. This information is based on an autopsy report dated August 22 from the U.S. Virgin Islands Office of Medical Examiner.
The Virgin Islands Police Department did not provide a comment in response to a request made on Sunday. Similarly, attempts to reach a spokesperson from the medical examiner’s office for comment were unsuccessful.
Cail, a native of New Hampshire, was discovered lifeless on February 21 by her boyfriend when he returned home from a bar shortly after midnight, according to the police.
Subsequently, her boyfriend and a friend transported Cail to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic, where medical professionals endeavored to administer CPR before ultimately declaring her deceased.
The authorities had previously stated that the Criminal Investigation Bureau was actively looking into the circumstances surrounding Cail’s passing.
Cail, a teenager at the time, achieved a remarkable feat by winning a gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle relay as part of the U.S. team during the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships, as reported by SwimSwam. She also showcased her talent by clinching victory in the 200-meter individual medley and the 500-meter freestyle at the California high school championship. Her dedication to swimming continued during her college years at the University of Southern California, as highlighted by SwimSwam.
On a tragic note, Cail, originally from New Hampshire, was found lifeless on February 21 by her boyfriend, who had returned home from a bar shortly after midnight, according to the police. Her boyfriend and a friend rushed her to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic, where medical professionals tried to administer CPR but, unfortunately, declared her deceased.
Efforts to obtain comments from the Virgin Islands Police Department, following a request made on Sunday, remained unanswered. Similarly, attempts to reach a spokesperson from the medical examiner’s office for comment were unsuccessful. Authorities had previously announced that the Criminal Investigation Bureau was actively investigating the circumstances surrounding Cail’s passing.