Newlyweds drown on Caribbean honeymoon
A couple from New York City who’d just celebrated their wedding with family and friends died just four days later after they drowned while on a Caribbean honeymoon.
Mohammad Malik, 35, and Noor Shah, 29, were married on October 24 in a traditional Pakistani wedding, and shortly after jetted off to Turks and Caicos to celebrate with a honeymoon, WNBC reported.
Maqbool Malik, the father of the groom, said the couple was swimming in waters chest deep on October 28 when they were pulled out by a rip current near Como Parrot Cay, the New York Post reported.
The grieving father told Newsday that the newlyweds were pulled from the water by witnesses who performed CPR, but that they died at the scene.
“It’s a devastating loss. This is a shock beyond belief,” he told the outlet. “And it’s a tragedy of different dimensions when you have to lay two children to rest in a joint funeral.”
Malik was a corporate lawyer at Olshan Frome Wolosky in New York City, while Shah was a surgical resident at NYU Langone Health, according to the Post. Both children of immigrants, the couple hoped to one day open a hospital in Pakistan, WNBC reported. (People.com)