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Former American swimming champion, Jamie Cail, 42, died in the United States Virgin Islands.
The police department immediately set up an investigation into the sudden death.
Cail won a gold medal at the U.S. team at the Pan Pacific Championships and a silver medal at the 1998-1999 World Aquatics Swimming World Cup in Brazil.
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According to her boyfriend, he left a bar and returned to the residence he shares with Cail where she was unresponsive.
The police said, “Upon his arrival, he discovered his girlfriend on the floor.”
Cail’s boyfriend drove her to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic.
The police statement said, “On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at approximately 2:39 a.m., detectives were notified of a dead on arrival (D.O.A) case at the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic on St. John.”
Police said Cail “succumbed to her ailment” but did not elaborate any further.
Cail holds several school records at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida.
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A friend said, “She was just… a very beautiful person. She had a huge heart.”
“She was really loving and kind and well-loved and popular on the island, and everybody knows her.”
“Everyone from the you know, older generational, local families to the younger people, everybody loved her,” Cail’s friend said.