An American tourist has been discovered dead at the same posh Bahamas resort where three travellers also died due to carbon monoxide poisoning earlier this year.

The unnamed man, who was reportedly in his 70s, was found dead at the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Great Exuma, the Bahamas, the same establishment where three other Americans, identified as Tennessee couple Michael Phillips, 68, and Robbie Phillips, 65, and Florida resident Vincent Chiarella, 64, were discovered dead in May earlier this year. The trio reportedly died as a “result of asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning," New York Post reported.

Resort staff reportedly found the three Americans dead in their villas the morning after they had sought treatment for some form of sickness.

“We can confirm reports coming out of the Bahamas that, sadly, a guest has passed away from apparent natural causes," Sandals Resorts said in a statement on Wednesday.

"Bahamian authorities do not suspect any foul play. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the guest’s family and we remain in close contact to provide support during this difficult time,” the statement added.

The deceased man reportedly experienced COVID-related issues prior to his death.

"As a result, he was tested. ... He tested positive," police said in a statement. "Subsequently, he self quarantined."

Even though an official cause for the sudden death has not been determined, the officers confirmed that foul play is not suspected, NBC News reported.

The body of the deceased will be flown to New Providence where an autopsy will be performed to determine the deceased's exact cause of death.

In a similar but unrelated incident, an immigrant family of seven was found dead in their beds due to carbon monoxide poisoning in Minnesota on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, Latin Times reported.

The deceased, identified as 37-year-old Belin Hernandez, 34-year-old Marleny Pinto, 32-year-old Eldor Hernandez Castillo, their 19-year-old niece Mariela Guzman Pinto, 16-year-old Breylin Hernandez, 7-year-old Mike Hernandez, and 5-year-old Marbely Hernandez, were reportedly found dead in their beds due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

“Most were in their beds and appeared to be sleeping,” Police Chief Shannon Monroe said regarding the case.

Police officers originally went to their duplex for a welfare check after a friend of the family had reportedly not seen them. Investigators believe that the source of the deaths by carbon monoxide poisoning may have come from their furnace or their Kia van in their garage.

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