Divers have recovered one body and the search continues for a second following an alleged kayak mishap on Sunday, Jan. 15 near a Gros Islet hotel, police officials have confirmed.
The body was recovered around 6:20 p.m., two hours after emergency officials received the report.
Reports are that the victims were Cul de Sac, Castries residents Curtis ‘Curtie’ Prospere and Kieron ‘Skyro’ Cornibert – local employees of Royalton Resorts, who went kayaking at Smuggler’s Cove after work ended, and were also planning to do a BBQ on the beach.
A source told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the kayak may have had holes and was submerging when one tried to help the other, and both fell overboard.
It is alleged that another male failed in his attempt to rescue the duo because of the strong waves/currents, police officials were reportedly told. He was transported to hospital via ambulance.
The Marine Unit assisted in the search for the victims.