'Bachelor' star Melissa Rycroft 'really sick' after trip to Dominican Republic

A group of Jimmy Buffett fans had 114 of its members staying at the Punta Cana resort during a trip in April. A total of 47 of them reportedly got sick

The latest: 9th American tourist dies in D.R.

Barbara Corcoran said that her brother "had an existing heart condition", and believed that he died of natural causes.

"When you look at the sheer number of people who are vacationing there, and then you look at the number of incidents, the numbers are overwhelming in your favor but that does not prevent you or shouldn't prevent you from asking some basic, common sense questions", said CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg. "The more I hear, the more I know there has got to be something not right".

"She was too healthy to pass away of a heart attack". His son arrived in the Dominican Republic hours after his body was found, his family said. Life is too short to die on vacation. "They give misinformation. They're trying to cover up". "He attempted to do CPR, he tried to resuscitate her", Jay McDonald, a family spokesman, told Fox News. The cause of his death is unknown.

The American Society of Travel Advisors, a trade group for travel agents, has advised its members against giving their clients definitive advice on whether to proceed with their trips to the Dominican Republic.

At least nine American citizens have died since June 2018 at a Dominican Republic resort or after becoming ill at one, according to the US State Department, victims' relatives and the resorts involved.

"We are closely monitoring ongoing investigations by Dominican authorities into several recent deaths of USA citizens in the Dominican Republic", the statement continued.

Investigators are looking into bootleg liquor as a possible cause in the tourist deaths, the New York Post reported.

The Dominican Attorney General's Office has, however, finally approved the transfer of Mrs. Cox's blood and urine samples to the USA, according to the US embassy.

"Test results by Thursday at the latest!" she added.

Sources told Page Six the former "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Bachelor" star has been battling a mysterious bug after vacationing with her family on the island that has been making headlines for sick visitors (some deathly so) in recent weeks. He is trying to get her ashes sent to the U.S.

The police report provided by the Dominican authorities has "missing information", Cox continued.

The deaths of Day, Holmes and Schaup-Werner were attributed to enlarged hearts, internal bleeding and pulmonary edema or fluid in the lungs.

Speaking on "America's Newsroom" Wednesday, Cox credited an official at the U.S. Embassy for helping him obtain blood and urine samples for a separate toxicology report in the United States.

"I felt like I was pushed up against the wall and didn't have any options and they nearly forced me to cremate the body within 24 hours", said Cox, expressing fear that he'll never get a clear answer on how his mother died.

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