Former U.S. swimming champion Jamie Cail has died suddenly at just 42 years old, according to reports.
Cail was reportedly found unresponsive at her home in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department has now launched an investigation into Cail’s sudden death.
According to authorities, Cail’s boyfriend said he left a bar around midnight on Tuesday and returned to their shared residence.
The boyfriend, who was not identified by police, found Cail unresponsive in their home.
“Upon his arrival, he discovered his girlfriend on the floor,” police said, according to ABC News.
The boyfriend and a friend reportedly rushed Cail to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic in a private car.
CPR was administered to Cail, but it was too late.
Doctors pronounced the athlete dead on arrival.
“Once at the clinic, CPR was rendered and 911 was notified, however, the female succumbed to her ailment,” said police.
“This case is presently under investigation by the Criminal Investigation Bureau,” a statement by authorities reads.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the Criminal Investigation Bureau.
Cail was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, and was a swimming prodigy for much of her life.
“She was just… a very beautiful person,” a family friend told WMUR.
“She had a huge heart,” they added.
“She was really loving and kind and well-loved and popular on the island and everybody knows her.”
In 1997, Cail competed as a teenager for the US at the Pan Pacific Championships, winning a gold medal as part of a relay race there, according to Swim Swam.
She also received a silver medal at the 1998-1999 World Aquatics Swimming World Cup in Brazil.
Cail later moved to Huntington Beach, California, and trained with the Golden West Swim Club.
While there, she won several high school state championships.
She had a reputation for making friends with people of all ages, according to those who knew her.
“Everyone from the, you know, older generational, local families to the younger people, everybody loved her,” her friend told WMUR.
The cause of death has not been revealed.
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