A Bonavista man in his late 40s has died in Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic, while snorkeling with family and friends who were vacationing there.
The accident occurred on Monday.
The man, whose name has not been released, was staying at the Majestic Elegance resort.
Sources tell The Packet he was a well-known and well-respected man who known for his generosity to others and for his involvement in and support of the local minor hockey association.
The entire town is in shock and deeply saddened by the news.