UPDATE: American visitor hospitalized

An American visitor who was hospitalized following an incident at the beach at the Hilton Hotel yesterday has been flown home for further treatment.

At around 12:45 p.m. yesterday, 61-year-old Rick Chipman, who is a guest at the Hilton Hotel, was observed by the lifeguard floating face down in the water.

The lifeguard immediately pulled him from the water and proceeded to administer CPR. He was subsequently taken to the QEH where his condition was listed as serious.

Police said Chipman was airlifted from Barbados to Miami today.

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