Jamie Cail, a former champion swimmer, was pronounced dead last Tuesday (Picture: Getty Images)
Police are investigating after a former champion swimmer died in her home last week in the US Virgin Islands.
Jamie Cail, 42, a former high school and college swimming champion, was pronounced dead in the early morning hours of February 21.
Cail’s boyfriend, whose name was not released by police, returned home from a bar to check on her around 12.08am on Tuesday morning.
‘Upon his arrival, he discovered his girlfriend on the floor,’ the Virgin Islands Police Department stated.
The Virgin Islands’ Bureau of Criminal Investigation is currently investigating the circumstances around Cail’s death (Picture: Facebook)
Cail’s boyfriend and another friend were able to get her into a car and transported her to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic. After administering CPR at the clinic, she was pronounced dead at 2.39am.
The Virgin Islands Police Department said the case is still under investigation.
Cail was originally from Claremont, New Hampshire. She had lived on the island of St John, where she worked at a local coffee shop, WMUR reported.
‘She had a huge heart,’ one friend told the local station. ‘She was really loving and kind and well-loved and popular on the island and everybody knows her.’
Jamie Cail competes at a Nashville, Tennessee competition in 1998 (Picture: Getty Images)
Cail spent much of her early years training and competing across the country, and eventually made the US National Swim Team as a teenager, aquatics sports site SwimSwam reported.
In 1997, she won a gold medal for the 800-meter free relay at the Pan Pacific Championships, and a year later won a silver medal FINA Swimming World Cup in Brazil.
In high school, she swam for the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida, then later Golden West Swim Club in California. She won the California Interscholastic Federation in the 300-meter and 500-meter events in 1998.
Cail attended college at the University of Southern California and the University of Maine, where she competed on the school’s swim team from 2000-2001.
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