Police sources have identified the body recovered just offshore the Pigeon Point beach (near Landings Resort) in Gros Islet on Sunday afternoon, August. 10.
Pathologist Dr. Stephen King pronounced 30-year-old Vaughn Khodra of Forestiere, Castries dead at 7:19 p.m. at the Rodney Bay Marina.
The Gros Islet Police Station received the report of a man missing at sea at about 4:28 p.m. The Marine Unit was then contacted.
Marine officers along with civilians proceeded to search for the body off the beach and yielded results at about 6:43 p.m. when the body was located very close to shore.
The body was then loaded on the Police Marint Unit boat and taken to the Rodney Bay Marina.
A friend of the deceased told St. Lucia News Online that Khodra was consuming alcohol before he went snorkelling.