Relatives and family of a young man, who died after falling into the sea in Castries on Tuesday, are still coming to terms with his death.
An uncle of 27-year-old Bradley Nelson told Saint Lucia News Online (SNO) that Nelson was mentally ill but was a loving person.
In a brief interview, he said that Nelson had been frustrated from being unable to find a job for some time.
“For the past year or so he has been complaining about not getting work. He has been going about trying to help himself…” the uncle said.
He told SNO that he believes that the young man’s death could have been as a result of his recent frustrations.
“Every time he meeting me and asking me, uncle can you buy me a pant for me to look for work,” he added, while declining to label the death as a suicide.
Nelson was from Arundell Hill, Castries. He lived with his mother who is reportedly distraught about her son’s death.
Three National Insurance Corporation employees attempted to save Nelson after he reportedly fell into the sea. He was said to have been fished out of the water alive but died shortly after.
Nelson’s death has also shocked persons who knew him. A reader told SNO that she remembers Nelson for “always dancing” in front the Sir John Compton statue at Constitution Park.
Nelson was also known for selling ice pops.