Published On: Tue, Jul 8th, 2014

Curaçao tourist dies at the International Airport of the Americas

Santo Domingo airportSANTO DOMINGO, WILLEMSTAD – A Curaçao citizen died last night at the International Airport of the Americas (Aila) while conducting the process of entering the country as a tourist.

The dead man was identified as Jaimel Martina, 38 years old, who died allegedly of a heart attack.

The victim arrived from Miami at 9:15 minutes with the American Airlines flight 2401 and then went to complete the formalities of customs and immigration, where he fell ill.

The airport staff and passengers tried to help the man until the arrival of paramedics who provided assistance.

According to unconfirmed versions, the tourist was still alive when taken to a doctor's office that works on site, but he died about 20 minutes later. His death occurred about 9:40 minutes in the evening.

The body of the man, obese body, still held this morning at the morgue of the airport is waiting till the notification of relatives. It is not known if Martina was traveling in the company of another person.

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