UPDATE: Police yet to identify suspected drowning victim

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UPDATE: Police yet to identify suspected drowning victim


The Police Information Office has indicate that it plans to distribute photos of the man who was floating in the Castries river yesterday afternoon.

“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.”

 

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  1. Alot of ppl need to shut deh mouth bout certain things. It's easy to make a comment sayin someone could have done this someone could have done that but if they were there they wouldn't have done anything as well. Sometimes it's good to mind ur own business. I don't blame the police and I don't blame any suvillian citizen. So those who are makin these stupid comments think about what all of u are saying in ur comments. Y'all are just making ppl see how illiterate y'all really are

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  2. Poor Kenny ...... Kenny cokay tout fum st.licie every forking ting dat happen is Kenny dis Kenny dat and de government lol poor little minds of st.lucia you all need to wake up and pray and stop playing blame game.... so sad

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  3. Thnx to Kenny for opening the telecommunications network so that firms like Digicel and Flow, etc., are now providing internet service to Lucians. Otherwise you'll would not have been able to post all your garbage on this forum. No amount of crap from u fools will make me change my political allegiance.
    Garbage!

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  4. And oh boy everything that happen blame Kenny and people wonder why Saint Lucians are said to have the lowest iq in the world, no wonder our country so backwards and not moving forward at all. Looks like now if dem Lucian's family memeber die from natural cause if urll will blame Kenny too.

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  5. I'm amused at most of these comments people talking like they better than others talking about why the guy didn't help or give CPR or do something when he first saw the guy by the water.... Everyday u pass by the Vieux fort bus stand u cud frequently see vagrants down by the water bathing fishing or going to the toilet and we so how on earth urll expect the man to know what was going on with the guy to offer help and how many of you would really take 5 minutes out of urll busy day to find out what was wrong with this man. Human beings are selfish and only think of themsleves .

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  6. Please forgive me if you find me a little silly..... Where is the Castries River? The only one I can remember is the one going to Victoria Hospital and the one on Jeremie St. Thanks again for a simple answer.

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      • Thanks buddy I swear do not know where the Vieux-Fort buses park,I know for Gros-Islet because we live at Stephanie's Hotel when we are on vacation home. Thanks again you and yours enjoy a great weekend.

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  7. Lol lol some of these comments are just hilarious.....I actually agree with some of them. U were there yet you did nothing to help him and you're pointing wayward fingers at the officers, also do you know that you can contract std from performing cpr on someone of whom you know know nothing about without proper equipment? In todays world you don't just go around putting your mouth over some strangers mouth just cause its the right thing to do. Kenny is not god, there are jobs which don't pay much much but they pay a salary nonetheless. Some of us too stoosh to accept a job in these types of places or the money to small we want to get rich quick. Big paycheck with little or no experience. We want office jobs for which we are not qualified for. Most of the big managers that we know of running the big businesses ask them where they started, they started small and work their way up. I don't see how placing blame on the government is going to help out any situation. The person who drowned might as well have been someone whose mentally challenged. Drinking and bathing in that filthy water suppose to raise the question of whether or not that person was of sound mind.

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  8. Oh he nation of good doers. If you really existed this country would be utopia. since this is not Utopia you'll don't exist. I don't think any one expected this guy to end up floating in the river. No one knows the cause of death, he probably died from ingesting all that toxic waste.

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  9. Some of u guys are assuming its because of economic reasons that this person commited suicide. Have it ever occured to urll that he may have been mentally unstable. For someone to drink or bathe in this disgusting water i don't think he was a sane person. May have been suffering with mental illness for a while and had enough. Or his problems may have started yrs ago way before kenny n stephenson king. Everything is not politicians fault or due to the economy. On the other hand it may not be suicide he could of slip and fell hit his head and drown,or had a sudden illness,heart attack, stoke,aneurysm who knos. We are to quick to point fingers.

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  10. It is very risky to perform CPR nowadays without proper equipment. you don't know whether the individual has pre existing health issues which may be contageous.

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    • It is very risky, that is why if the person is not a close family member, it is not recommended to give rescue breaths without the proper equipment, but the chest compressions can be administered.

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  11. People just taking their lives left right and center. Please somebody tell me what's going on? Where did my loving St Lucia go too????

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    • only a fool dies before his time and when death is ready for you he will not know but come right in.So there is nothing we can do

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  12. So be good and help your neibhour if you can and stop blaming him when he ecounters prblems.

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  13. "Annoymous" all of you are quick to suggest " do something" "sell coconuts." It is a fact that businesses are closing down because of the significantly reduced buying power of consumers. Have you been to the market lately? cause i am sure if you did you would appreciate the plight of vendors. To say one should try selling coconuts is tantamount to ridicule in the in the face of a saturated market. Would you go take a loan to start up a business now? Why don't you? The problem is not getting a business it is getting business. The words of a vendor this morning was "La Place ca vini sec."

    I also really take offense to statements that the economic decline was started by King. This is incorrect and we should stop playing this foolish blame game which has no merrit. Only used as a political gimmick. Do we blame Sir John or George Charles too? Those leaders followed much of the same principles and took some bad decisions too.

    Did you know that the IMF, yes the IMF gave King the highest marks for handling the economy in the Caribbean? Did you know that during King's term we had a AAA plus credit rating which was downgraded to B when Kenny spent all of the 200 million in our reserves? Then he could not get 1 loan after. Do you also know that your Prime Minister has already shifted the blame to St. Kitts?

    Why you are still on the bashing King campaign? Get modern, go with the times blame St. Kitts for taking "hair cuts" that is why we don't have investors and interest rates have gone up. The boss said so. Meanwhile Do Whats Right accept that Kenny Anthony plummeted the St. Lucian economy into the "RED ZONE" and enough of you jubberish. No wonder Keeny and Jadia were laughing at you when they thought the camera was not rolling. Ha, Ha the fools bought that.
    Try going back to school and learn so you can't be tricked by politicians into repeating shit. You are probably even being tricked by your children.

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  14. If a tsunami or Katrina Class 5 hurricane blows across the land with abrasive cleansing effect ODDs are 2-1 Father Lord Kenny is to Blame --but of course!

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    • Everything is Kenny. PM you really taking lmaoo. Mate back a self large cause for the amount of times people saying Kenny fault

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  15. Hail Jah,,,,oh he nation for a nation without Jah will plung into oblivion,,,,,Jah I n I clamour for Thy Divine Intervention to STOP this spiritual perversity that erupts here in St Helen of Troy,,,,,,Jah save this land which u called forth with ur words,,,,,,,,

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  16. Jah,,, we clamor for ur most omnipotant intervention I solving our probs on this St Helen of Troy,,,,,Jah plz I n I beg of Thee put a sudden stop to da spiritual perversity dat has erupted in this beautiful Island in the sun You oh Jah has created with ur words,,,,,by da powers of thy Most Holy and Gracious Name,,,,,amen,,,selah,,,,,let Jah arise n all wickness vanish