Fifteen-year-old Cadet Corps Sergeant Louvin Nelson of Dennery, who drowned during a cadet camp in Beauchamps, Micoud on June 28, will be buried tomorrow, Wednesday, July 16.
The former Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School Campus B student will receive a military-style funeral.
Viewing of the body will take place from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the Dennery Evangelical Church yard. This will be followed by a procession from the church yard to the Dennery Primary School grounds where the funeral begins at around 2 p.m.
According to an earlier report from the Cadet Corps’ Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Hyacinth, at the time of his death, the Nelson was part of a Cadet Corps routine adventurous-training exercise.
He was discovered missing when a head count was taken, as part of the exercise by a senior officer who realised that he was not accounted for.
After a thorough search in the camp area, a search party was sent out to find him. His body was eventually found in the river away from the camp site.
Nelson was part of the second battalion of the St. Lucia Cadet Corps.