He told St. Lucia News Online that the two American visitors, who were discovered at Dauphin beach, and the two locals are now patients at Tapion Hospital. A hospital source say the men are being treated for dehydration, and minor bruises. The captain received a cut on his hand.
Theophilus said, on behalf of the Government of St Lucia and the Tourist Board, he has given St. Lucia News Online public commendation for being cooperative and professional with the authorities in how the information was handled and disseminated thereby preventing public panic.
He said SNO showed a “humane” side in handling the situation without releasing any incorrect info despite being under pressure.
More information will be posted soon.