“In yesterday’s incident, the suspected drowning victim has not been identified. I am awaiting a photo from the Scenes of Crime officers so I can distribute to members of the media,” the police noted in an email to all media houses.
The body of the male was discovered in the water near the Vieux Fort bus stand.
A bus driver told St. Lucia News Online that the man was earlier seen in the river drinking the water and throwing water on himself.
Minutes later he was seen floating and the police was called.
He was then removed from the water and eventually pronounced dead.
Another eyewitness said no one really suspected anything suspicious.
“The guy was playing all the time in the water. Nobody took him serious. Don’t know if he was trying to kill himself all the time,” the source said.
“It’s so sad because no one took him serious. I was deh. The police stood there for so long before going into the water,” the eyewitness added. “No one did CPR on the guy, just chest compressions.”