Champion UMaine Swimmer From New Hampshire Found Dead in Virgin Islands
A New Hampshire woman who once was a member of the UMaine swim team was found dead in her home in the Virgin Islands early Tuesday morning.
The Virgin Islands Police Department said Jamie Cail, 42, was found by her boyfriend at the home they shared. He found her on the floor, and with the help of a friend, got her into a vehicle and drove her to the Myrah Keating-Smith Clinic. Attempts to revive Cail with CPR were unsuccessful.
The department's Criminal Investigation Bureau is investigating Cail's death.
The University of Maine Alumni Association identified Cail as a member of the Class of 2003 who swam with the women's team in the 2000-2001 academic year.
Cail was a member of the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships along with Dover's Jenny Thompson, Lindsay Benko and Ashley Whitney and won a gold medal, according to SwimSwam.com.
Police did not identify what town in New Hampshire she is from. Her Facebook page said she is originally from Belfast, Maine.
The owner of a St. John bookstore posted a tribute to Cail where she apparently worked.
"Only knew her a short time. Wonderfully witty, widely read, and so helpful with my few special book orders. I will miss chatting with her on news events of the day, and life in general. Her passing is a loss to all of us. My condolences to her family and inner circle, and may her energy continue to shine for all who knew her," Erva Denham wrote.