UPDATE: Roseau suspected drowning victim identified

UPDATE: Roseau suspected drowning victim identified
Nigel Emmanuel
Nigel Emmanuel
Nigel Emmanuel

The authorities are investigating the suspected drowning of an 18-year-old male at Roseau this afternoon (October 3, 2016), around 4:30.p.m.

The victim has been identified as Nigel Emmanuel, a student of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.

St. Lucia News Online understands that the victim was trying to cross the river, when he was swept away by water.

The man’s body was submerged for over one hour, before divers in the area were able to locate it.

Many relatives and friends have expressed deep shock at Emmanuel’s sudden death.

Danny Inglis wrote on social media website, Facebook: “I cant believe you are gone bro. I just saw you the other day. I’m in tears. You were like a brother to me.”

“Such a younger talented individual gone so quickly. I remember when we use to sing during UNI hour at school. Sigh,” a person named Ash Deseau Jallim said.

Another person wrote, “Oh, Nigel Emmanuel. Great memories alone. Gone too soon.”


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  1. There is a need to start discussion on training and employment of life guards on public beaches, during holidays and summer vacation. Some of the drowning deaths we had over the years could have been prevented. They will provide a needed service and in return provide a source of badly needed income.


  2. Sorry for his family. A good one gone. He was going to school and now gone. Why not the bad one to go?
    So sorry for this young man just starting out in life.



  3. Now that is one person I can vouch to say has gone to soon and defiantly is and was a good boy. Gave god his life at a tender age which was a good thing cause now he will definitely see the father whom he loved to praise so much as the last time i saw him was on the pulpit leading the morning worship along side his dad and I would never think that was the last day I would see him. We will all miss u and ur wonderful talented voice . its such a sad and hard time now, my sympathy goes to his family.


  4. RIP Nigel. Your death shock all of us . You were such a living boy, full of Potential . I will miss your melodious voice while singing at different functions . I Pray that God Provides comfot for his family . GONE TO SOON.


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