Bahamas Sandals death: Resort installs carbon monoxide detectors after 3 Americans die

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The all-inclusive Sandals resort in the Bahamas, where three Americans were found dead in early May, said it installed carbon monoxide detectors “in all rooms”.

Michael Phillips, 68, and Robbie Phillips, 65, of Tennessee, and Vincent Chiarella, 64, of Florida, died of carbon monoxide poisoning at Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma on May 6, according to a report .

“Despite initial speculation, Bahamian authorities have concluded that the cause was an isolated incident at a free-standing structure that housed two individual bedrooms and was in no way related to the air conditioning system, food service, laundry services. landscaping or resort foul play,” Sandals said in a statement obtained by Fox News Digital.

“Ensuring the safety and well-being of our customers and team members is and always will be paramount. It is for this reason that we have taken additional measures such as engaging environmental safety experts to a comprehensive review of all complex systems,” the statement said. continued.

Robbie and Michael Phillips, two of the victims found dead May 6 at Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas.  Samples taken from the couple and a Florida resident who also died were sent to a US lab for testing.
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Robbie and Michael Phillips, two of the victims found dead May 6 at Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas. Samples taken from the couple and a Florida resident who also died were sent to a US lab for testing.
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“Additionally, CO detectors have now been placed in all rooms at Sandals Emerald Bay and although they are not mandatory in any Caribbean destination where we operate, detectors will be installed in all rooms in the portfolio,” said he added.

The pool at Sandals Emerald Bay in June 2016.

The pool at Sandals Emerald Bay in June 2016.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Sandals)

Sandals also said it remains “devastated by the unimaginable event that occurred at Sandals Emerald Bay Resort earlier this month which resulted in the deaths of three people, including two members of our well-known travel advisor community. -beloved, and the recovery of a fourth guest”.

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“We once again wish to express our deepest condolences and heartfelt condolences to the Phillips and Chiarella families,” he said.

The beach at Sandals Emerald Bay.

The beach at Sandals Emerald Bay.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Sandals)

Donnis Chiarella, 65, the sole survivor of the Sandals Bahamas incident, was discharged from HCA Florida Kendall Hospital in Miami, a spokesperson told Fox News Digital earlier this week.

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