A Brit has reportedly died after falling unconscious on a flight to a Caribbean island with his mother.
Local media reported that the 29-year-old was “unresponsive” on his trip to Antigua last Thursday.
The British Airways flight on a Boeing 777 grounded at VC Bird International Airport and he was hospitalized.
Paramedics at the emergency room attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at 6:37 p.m.
Doctors called the police, but investigators reportedly found “no signs of violence on the body” and suspected no crime.
The man’s 65-year-old mother reportedly told officers her son had several serious illnesses, including hypotension, muscular dystrophy and ulcerative colitis.
She said his condition had him hospitalized on a number of occasions, including in the nearby twin island nation of St Kitts and Nevis.
He had reportedly spent five days in the country’s intensive care unit, where he was diagnosed with sepsis and blood poisoning.
The man was treated with intravenous fluids, antibiotics and insulin but was discharged from the hospital himself.
This is something he has done repeatedly in the past, police were told.
The mother said her son struggled with dehydration and lost weight quickly before he died.
Officials have given permission for the family to take his body to a funeral home in London.
British Airways has confirmed to The Sun that there is a “medical emergency”. Metro.co.uk has contacted the airline for more information.
Antigua Police said in a statement: “We are investigating this incident as we do all incidents of this nature.”
“However, at this stage, there is no suspicion of third-party negligence and we will work with and fully cooperate with the family.”
“We send our condolences to the mother and the rest of the family.”
“Imagine coming to our beautiful island and ending up like this.” It’s so sad. Our condolences to the family.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted the Foreign Office for comment.
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