UPDATED: Body of suspected drowning victim recovered

UPDATED: Body of suspected drowning victim recovered
Alexander Marcellin

The body of the suspected drowning victim at Gros Islet has been recovered, according to Marine Unit Superintendent John Preville.

Preville told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that a vessel was dispatched around 2 p.m. on (Jan.11) following a report of a suspected drowning close to Esperance beach.

Reports are that Alexander Marcellin, 51, alias Zanda of Riviere/Mitant, Monchy was fishing for whelks, when he suddenly disappeared in waters around 12:30 p.m.

His body was reportedly spotted sometime after, but there were some difficulty in retrieving it. However, with the assistance of Gros Islet fishermen and divers, they managed to retrieve it at about 4 p.m.


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  1. My brother it has been two years away from u it so sad u gone so soon u my big brother iwill surely miss u no matter what ican t even say good bye to kiss u to touch u for the last time I no we will meet again one day I no u at peace now rip lov e u


  2. Francisa i know how painful it is for you and the rest of us.Up to know it has not sink in but i know it is true. Be strong and trust in the Lord.Rest in peace brother in law.


  3. That y it's important to let the ones we love respect an admire know how we feel about them whiles they are with us coz it's hard to say goodbye to yesterday with unfilled wishes of today so may he RIP whiles u find peace an comfort from sweet memories Francisa.


  4. god knows I wish I cud turn back time....just to visit you on new years day...u waited for me....zanda I miss you ...words cant explain...gud bye daddy...u raised me from 6 weeks old until I made my way at 21yrs....I will never forget u.......


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