A US Secret Service agent has died in the UK, following a stroke during Donald Trump’s visit to his Turnberry golf resort in Scotland last week, it has been revealed.
The agent had 19 years in the service, and had followed Trump to Europe to work on Presidential Protection.
He fell ill on Sunday, July 15.
He received critical care from medics in Scotland, but died on Tuesday morning, surrounded by members of his immediate family.
The US Secret Service confirmed the death “with great sadness and regret” in a statement on Tuesday.
They described the man as a “dedicated professional of the highest order”.
The Secret Service also thanked the British medics and emergency services who responded to the ill agent.
They said: “The Secret Service thanks the medical personnel in Scotland, in addition to the members of the White House Medical Unit and Police Scotland who provided exceptional care and support for a member of our family.”
The man’s name has not yet been released to give his family some privacy at this time.
President Trump left Turnberry on Sunday, flying out of Prestwick Airport to Helsinki, Finland, for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday.
During his time in the UK, the President met with Theresa May at Chequers to discuss Brexit and a future UK/US trade deal.
The President took a trip to Royal Military Academy Sandhurst with the Prime Minister, where they watched a military demonstration.
He also met the Queen at Windsor Castle.
However, the visit was met with mass protests in both London and Scotland.
An estimated 250,000 people took to the streets of London on Friday to protest the visit, including flying a Trump baby blimp balloon over the capital.
Protests also followed the president to Helsinki, with demonstrators gathering in Senate Square in the city ahead of Trump’s meeting with the Russian leader.