I just read that she was a 52 yo nurse and had just completed a marathon. That her children have flown to Belize to be with their dad.
We did the cave tubing in June of this year and had a wonderful time. Neither my husband nor I are great swimmers but never did we feel threatened on this excursion. The water was very shallow in many places where we actually could feel the bottom under us. We were told that areas could be as deep as 8 ft depending on the time of year. Being in the tube and having a life jacket I felt very safe. Plus our tour guide was always within feet of us.
I understand that the currents were very rough this day and many people were screaming. You cannot see much in the caves. Her and her husband were pulled under but the husband was pulled out and the wife was under for several minutes before they could find her. Carnival is investigationg and has suspended the tours till further notice. Wonder if the other cruiselines will do the same. Very sad ending to what should have been a wonderful vacation.