Fourth American died at Dominican Republic resort, report says

Tourism is the main industry in Dominican Republic and Punta Cana is one of the leading tourist destinations in the Caribbean. AFP

On Monday, the U.S. State Department confirmed a fourth American tourist died suddenly at a Dominican Republic resort.

The relatives of Robert Bell Wallace told Fox News on Sunday they chose to share the story of his death at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino resort in light of the recent deaths of American tourists on the Caribbean island.

Schaupp-Werner died all real away in her resort room after having a drink from the in-room mini-bar, a family spokesperson, Jay McDonald, said in an announcement to ABC News. Wallace died the day of the wedding, Tickenoff told the station.

Arnold said the family has been particularly concerned after having recently learned of the other seemingly mysterious deaths in the Dominican Republic.

Cynthia Day, 49, and Edward Holmes, 63, stayed in an adjacent hotel, Grand Bahia Principe La Romana.

One of the six victims, named Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, booked a room with her husband at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville hotel and lost consciousness on the day of her arrival after going out on the balcony.

Another American died after drinking at the same Hard Rock Resort, his family told CBS.

She said a hotel doctor had checked Mr Wallace, then decided on April 13 he needed to be hospitalised.

Her sister, Felecia Nieves, told FOX 29 that Sport, a bride-to-be traveling with her fiancé, had a drink from the minibar, took a shower, went to bed and was found unresponsive the next morning.

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Those deaths preceded three others in recent weeks at two resorts near Punta Cana.

More than 6 million tourists visit the Dominican Republic each year, which is an important source of revenue for the country.

Autopsies performed in the Dominican Republic determined preliminary causes of death for both Holmes and Day were respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, or water in the lungs.

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials also said toxicology reports may take up to 30 days. The family has yet to learn what his cause of death is, his niece said.

Bullock said honest exams are anticipated to be bustle on the couple to shed fresh gentle on what killed them as they vacationed on the Giant Bahia Principe La Romana Resort in San Pedro de Macoris on the southeast fly of the Dominican Republic.

Respiratory failure, cardiac arrest or a mixture of both were given as the causes of five of the deaths, with findings for the sixth tourist, Robert Bell Wallace, not released.

"My 6-year-old and 3-year-old used run in the house and jump on him on the couch and he'd wrestle with them for hours on end", Tickenhoff said.

"He started feeling very sick, he had blood in his urine and stool right afterward", Arnold explained. 'We don't want this to happen to anyone else'.

In the case of Schaup-Werner, paramedics provided first aid, but she died in the room, according to Col. "He was fine", Arnold said of her uncle, who owned a construction business and whose obituary page was filled with comments about his generosity and compassion.

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