Man drowns at Vigie beach

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Man drowns at Vigie beach
Vigie beach
Vigie beach
Vigie beach

The authorities are investigating the suspected drowning of an unidentified young adult male at the Vigie beach this afternoon, sometime between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Eyewitnesses told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the victim is of light complexion, appears to be in his late 20’s to early 30’s and sported a dread-locked hairstyle.

SNO was told that the victim arrived at the beach in a white Honda CRV and then sat under a coconut tree where he smoked – what is suspected to be marijuana – for sometime before going into the water.

Eyewitnesses said he was observed bathing in the water for about 10 to 15 minutes until they received reports by a couple that he had gotten into difficulty.

According to the eyewitnesses, a female said she heard the man shout but couldn’t make out clearly what he said. The female, according to witnesses then saw the victim go under the water completely and became concerned when he didn’t resurface.

She then alerted the boyfriend who then alerted other persons on the beach.

The Coast Guard recovered the body from the water, not too far from shore and then returned to base.

Police officers arrived on the scene shortly after to search the deceased man’s sports utility vehicle for identification.

One of the eyewitnesses told SNO that she was shocked to observe the man’s lifeless body being removed from the water after seeing him alive not too long before, smoking by himself under the coconut tree.

More details later.

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  2. RIP my brother.jah guide and blessings wit you.......

    Before any Rasta dies first ting is weed cause it.I think all you should wait for results before judging the dread.Like I said RIP MY BROTHER.YOU WILL SURE BE MISS...BLESSINGS

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  3. Regardless of whether or not the dude was smoking marijuana that is irrelevant. I know of so many people who have been high and went for a swim and returned without drowning. It could be he cramped up .. Had a heart attack or something which was totally unrelated to marijuana. In my opinion saying that he smoked marijuana and had dreads already tainted the guy's image and changed the whole point of the article which in turn warranted ignorant comments from many ignorant st. Lucians. Smoking marijuana and having dreads does not make u a bad person or in gang nor does it mean one will go to hell. That's very stereotypical.... Any day any of us can go to the beach just like this dude and something might happen.. We would not want our final image to be we were in the car with a man or woman who was not ours... The point is we are human beings and even in death we deserve respect..something I am seeing is lacking more and more each day. R.i.p buddy.... At least u died high n on a cloud.. Some o those stuck up hypocritical Lucians will never know what it's like to just be free up and stop being so judgemental and small minded... #growtheefup!!!!

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  5. Marijuana can cramp you depending on thee amount of that,chemical in your blood.Do you know that when you smoke marijuana it stays in your system for how many days before it disapears in your urine?Why the marijuana didn't help him with the cramps?It's good for tubercolsis blah,blah,boom,boom, nonesense.Research that is what we don't have in St.lucia.America and England has to do that for us.Let them fool thee youth on this marijuana.Or its the healing of thee nation!Stop fooling thee youth with this crap!

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  6. What the hell marijana has to do with anything that happen there did u know the guy so shut the hell up smdh the nerve of some people smdh the man die you talking nonsense

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  7. Rest in peace bro no more troubles bro let God accept you I will never forget the kindness u showed me brother go in peace brother .?

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  8. These dreadlocks people,i hope they are learning from such incidence when it comes to smoking marijuana.They wake up in the morning the first thing is smoking and cramping up their veins.That,marijuana has enable this man to encounter a disease which had him going through difficulties in the water.Despite,hearing all those good things about marijuana.Here comes a situation which should be investigated based on health issues.To me when you are continously smoking marijuana everyday.It must affect you some way some how as life presses on.The marijuana can create a bigger picture in your visions to make you suggest that,you are close on shore whilst,your body has drifted so far in thee ocean to this pointing of having trouble with strong currents etc,etc.Why would anyone smoke weed then plunged into the sea and bathe?That,should be done afterwards because,according to a dozen of those dreadlocks people they are smoking marijuana on a spiritual nature.They don't know these things!

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    • idiot
      u just vex cause when u smoke the herb u passing out
      if it not for u leave it alone

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  9. Live a life that is pleasing in GOD's sight moment, by moment. . .
    Satan is extreamly busy working overtime to see how many he could trap;

    JESUS is coming!

    "Who is next" ;

    Would'nt it be wonderful, if one die unexpectedly, and having that loving relationship with JEHOVAH: the next he/she is JESUS, when HE returns!

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  10. ... de weed does make you wise.... or so some guys used to put in my head growing up but I was not stupid.... weed causes a high just like alcohol and so impedes motor skills and judgement.... him being high was most likely a contributing factor......

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  11. Thats sad.. Rip!!!! And i know some comments will say he drown because of the marijuanna. Just wait for it!!! Smh on them comments in (advance).

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  12. Check how many times they mention he was smoking weed...RUM THAT KILLING PEOPLE NOT CANNABIS... the more you know

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  13. Jesus Christ! Why didn't anyone perform CPR!? In such a small space of time the guy could have been revived. That so called coast guard is useless. The guy's life could have been saved. You idiots, get trained properly. Give proper training!

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    • Exactly my thoughts! Anyone who knew CPR could have saved a life here. Can you believe most people on an island, don't know basic techniques like this! It's appalling. The coast guards themselves didn't do much to help. It was civilians who had to dive in to recover the body and help them to get it on board. You're so right about them being useless. It's any wonder why they themselves don't know CPR.

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