'He dropped to his knees and started throwing up blood': Georgia man, 31, becomes 13th U.S. citizen to die on vacation in the Dominican Republic after complaining about drinking a soda that 'didn't taste right'
A Georgia man has died of a 'respiratory illness' while on holiday in the Dominican Republic - becoming the 13th American to die there in under a year. Jerome Jester Jr. of Forsyth, Georgia, died on March 17 this year just a day after going sightseeing in the Caribbean nation, according to his family. The 31-year-old had been on vacation with his sister, who called for an ambulance after he started having difficulty breathing. Jester's sister told ABC News: 'He just dropped to his knees and started throwing up blood, and was calling for Mama.' 'They had a good day,' Moore told the station. 'Saturday, they went out, they explored. They said they had a good day.' Moore said he seemed fine on the phone but did mention drinking a soda which didn't taste right. Jester's death is the latest in a recent spate of fatalities among US tourists visiting the territory. Source