Another American citizen has died in the Dominican Republic, bringing the total to at least nine this year and four this month. Khalid Adkins, 46, of Denver, Colorado, died Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. a
A State Division spokesperson confirmed to CBS News that a U.S. citizen died in the Dominican Republic on June 25. The reason for his death has not been disclosed.
Colorado station KDVR-TV first reported Adkins’ situation Tuesday evening, when he was forced to disembark from a scheduled plane trip home since he was too sick to fly. His sister-in-law, Marla Strick, told KDVR-TV that he vomited in the aircraft’s rest room and was hospitalized in Santo Domingo, the place she was told “his kidneys have been failing.” His daughter Mia Adkins wrote on her Facebook page that her father “got super sick” after visiting the Dominican Republic with her last week.
After Adkins was taken off the airplane he “spent the past three days there in critical condition – vomiting, alone and screaming in ache in a hospital bed,” his family informed the New York Post.
Adkins’ family told the Daily News they aren’t certain what brought about his death and that his body is undergoing an post-mortem in the Dominican Republic.
That is the fourth death this month of an American visiting the Dominican Republic. Vittorio Caruso died June 17, Joseph Allen died on June 13 and Leyla Cox died on June 10. Unlike Cox and Allen, Caruso had been splitting time between the U.S.and Dominican Republic for nine years.