A string of drownings in Dominica has raised concerns with some people taking to social media to say more should be done to prevent them.
Since the start of the year, five cases of drowning have been reported with the latest being identified as 69-year-old, Uwe Mullar, of Germany.
The police reported that Mullar was vacationing on the island and died while diving off the coast of Calibishie.
According to the police, a witness to the incident said while diving, the visitor complained of feeling sick. Attempts were made to bring him ashore but he went under.
He was rescued but when taken ashore, Mullar was unresponsive and assistance was sought.
He was later pronounced dead.
The other reported cases include that of Keshun Titre, who reportedly drown in Wesley on March 24.
On March 5, Boniface Lovelle, 60, drowned just off the coast of Calibishie.
On February 20, Joffre Trevor Cognet, 60, of Portsmouth drowned at the Batibou Beach.
On February 26, Erikson Piper, 39, of Cochrane encountered problems while swimming at Purple Turtle Beach in Portsmouth and later died.
Many have been left baffled by this string of drowings.
“No man, something is not right,” a person wrote on Facebook.
One person believe that lifeguards and training in CPR are needed.
“We need CPR and life guards. Sure the early intervention of pumping out water from his lungs could save him,” another wrote in relation to the incident involving Mullar.