Earlier in the year, Jamie Cail, a former American swimming champion aged 42, was discovered deceased in her residence located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
On February 21, in the late hours, her boyfriend arrived home just past midnight. To his dismay, he found Cail in an unresponsive state. Alongside a friend, they promptly took her to the Myrah Keating Smith Community Health Center. There, medical professionals declared her dead.
The U.S. Virgin Islands Police Department provided details on an autopsy that was performed. The results pointed to an unfortunate drug overdose as the cause of death. The subsequent toxicology report specified that “fentanyl intoxication with aspiration of gastric content” was the determinant factor in Cail’s passing.
The report was released on August 22. It confirmed that Cail’s death was purely accidental. Details about how the former swimmer might have come into contact with fentanyl, a potent synthetic opioid, remain undisclosed by law enforcement.
Cail, a New Hampshire native, made her mark on various national and global stages with her swimming prowess. She shone brightly at the Phillips 66 National Championship in Nashville, Tenn. SwimSwam.com notes that she was part of a relay team that clinched gold at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships.
The University of Maine’s Alumni Association acknowledges her as a member of the women’s swimming team during the academic period of 2000-2001.