American student killed in Dominica

sherieholder, sherieholder@nationnews.com

Added 03 December 2012

casey808827975

ROSEAU, Dominica, Dec 3, CMC – A 22-year old United States student has died from injuries received from a boat propeller over the weekend. Police said that Casey Shulman, a student of the University of Virginia (UVA) was among a group of 54 students who arrived on the island on a ship which offers a semester of studying at sea on Saturday. The police said that Shulman and a group of students later went snorkelling south of the island and the accident occurred when the students were returning to their base after picking up food supplies. The authorities said that Shulman sustained injuries all over her body and pronounced dead at the Princess Margaret Hospital. A statement later issued by UVA vice president and chief student officer, Patricia Lampkin, said Shulman was a participant in the Semester at Sea programme. “he trip during which the incident occurred was organized independently of the SAS activities. Leadership at the Institute for Shipboard Education and senior voyage administrators have also been in contact with Casey’s family, the U.S. Embassy of the Eastern Caribbean and University leadership.” It said that grief counseling and support services have been made available to all members of the SAS community on a 24-hour basis and that a commemorative service is planned. The ship was due to leave Dominica on Sunday “as planned and will return to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday, December 7,” she added in the statement.  

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Dos and Donts


Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus

VIDEO

FRONT COVER OF TODAY'S NEWSPAPER

POLL

Should insurance companies give police the names of drivers who don't have insurance?

Yes
No
Don't know

INSTAGRAM

CARTOON