Jamaica News, Westmoreland: There is now controversy surrounding the death of a 54-year-old American male tourist, who died at hospital last Wednesday, from injuries he received after he allegedly fell from a cliff in Negril, Westmoreland.
The Savanna-la-mar police say they have now commenced a full investigation into the death of the tourist, whose identity has been given as Horace Nelson, of Wisconsin in the United States of America.
Reports reaching our news team are that last Wednesday February 13, Nelson and his wife arrived by a vacation Cruise line at the Freeport Pier in Montego Bay, St James, and went on a excursion trip in Negril, Westmoreland.
A release from the Jamaica Constabulary Force Communication Network stated that about 1:00 p.m., Nelson was at a popular Cliff attraction in Negril when he lost his balance and fell, hitting his head. He was rushed to hospital where he died.
But representatives attached to the Tourist Board contacted our news team and refuted the story saying Mr Nelson did not die in Negril.
According to the tourist board representatives, Mr Nelson had actually returned to Montego Bay that afternoon, but later collapsed at the Shipping Pier while in the process of boarding the cruise ship. Mr Nelson was rushed to the Cornwall Regional Hospital where he died.
The police has since failed to comment on that version of the story.