2 women dead after vessel capsizes off Port Royal coast

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crime-scene-tape-gloves.jpgThe police Corporate Communication Unit is reporting two fatalities after a vessel with 13 people aboard capsized between Port Royal and Lime Cay,

According to the police, the occupants were rescued by the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard and residents of Port Royal but two women were taken to hospital in unconscious states. They were later confirmed dead.

Eleven other people were rescued and taken to the Kingston Public Hospital for treatment.

The incident happened some time after midday on Thursday.

The vessel remains submerged.