The Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force (RSCNPF) is investigating the
circumstances that led to an overseas visitor’s untimely demise at a local hotel. The
unfortunate incident occurred around 8PM on May 9th, 2023.
Emergency services (EMS) received a call for assistance for Gary Welch, an elderly
Caucasian man who had fallen down some stairs to the hotel’s ground floor. Mr. Welch,
who arrived earlier that day on vacation with his family, lost his balance while
ascending the stairs from the first floor. Both EMS and the RSCNPF responded to the
scene and Mr. Welch was promptly transported to the Joseph N. France General
Hospital for treatment via ambulance. Regrettably, he succumbed to his injuries en
route to the hospital.
The RSCNPF expresses sincere condolences to Mr. Welch’s family and all those
impacted by his sudden passing. The incident is currently being investigated and
updates will be provided accordingly.—