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American doctor collapses and dies while on tourist adventure

By Michelle Sutherland, Staff Reporter

An American doctor who was visiting a cave in Teakettle village, Cayo collapsed and died on Thursday.

Police say they do not supect any foul play in the death of California resident, Madhukar Jiggini, 68, MD, as no sign of violence was observed on his body.

A press release issued by the police press office states that shortly before 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, Jiggini and his wife and other tourists were doing a river crossing at the cave when he experienced weakness and lost conciousness.

He was rushed to the Western Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead on arrival.

A post mortem examination is scheduled to take place on the body to determine the cause of death.

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