In a dramatic turn of events during the West Grand Bahama and Bimini by-election, an elderly man collapsed at a Bimini polling station, prompting swift action from bystanders.
The incident occurred as residents cast their crucial ballots in the by-election to fill the seat left vacant by the late MP Obie Wilchchcombe.
FNM Chairman Dr. Duane Sands, also a cardiovascular surgeon, was present at the polling division and helped the “disoriented and confused” elderly man.
Recognizing the severity of the situation, Sands and the team made the decision to transport the man to a local clinic promptly.
The elderly patient was taken to the medical facility in a private vehicle.
Upon arrival, a nurse assessed the man's condition, noting an improvement in alertness but stating that he had not returned entirely to normal.
Dr. Sands expressed gratitude for the ongoing recovery of the elderly individual, hinting at a possible underlying health condition contributing to the incident.
Thousands of Bimini and West Grand Bahama residents are exercising their voting rights in today’s by-election.
Five candidates are vying for the parliamentary seat, including PLP candidate Kingsley Smith, FNM Candidate Bishop Ricardo Grant, COI candidate Lincoln Bain, and independent candidates Terneille Burrows and Daquan Swain.