Sudden death of former US swim champ Jamie Cail under investigation
The sudden death of a former US champion swimmer in the US Virgin Islands is under investigation by police.
Jamie Cail, 42, was found unresponsive by her boyfriend in the St John home they shared at 12.08am on 21 February, US Virgin Islands Police Department says.
Cail’s partner and a friend took her to the nearby Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic where she was given CPR. She was pronounced dead at about 2.39am, police said.
Her death is under investigation by the island’s Criminal Investigation Bureau. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Cail, from New Hampshire, was a top high school and university athlete who was part of a relay team that won a gold medal at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships.
She later swam for the University of Maine.
According to police, her unnamed boyfriend had been out at a bar on the night that she died.
Her distraught family and friends have paid tribute to Cail as a “beautiful person” with a “huge heart”.
Pictures from Jamie Cail’s swimming career
Graeme Massie28 February 2023 00:02
Jamie Cail’s high school and college swimming record
Jamie Cail won a gold medal as a teenager at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships in the 800m relay.
Cail swam the third leg alongside future Olympic gold medallists Lindsay Benko, Ashley Whitney and Jenny Thompson.
Originally from New Hampshire, Cail swam for a successful Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, where she still holds several records, according to SwimSwam.com.
She later moved to California where she won several state championships and swam for the University of Southern California.
Graeme Massie27 February 2023 23:16