A 42-year-old man fell to his death from a coconut tree sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday.
Nikelson Sadoo, 42, of Ti Rocher, Micoud was discovered dead by relatives on Wednesday afternoon.
A relative identified as Dona (only name given), told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) today that Sadoo was last seen on Tuesday afternoon at around 3 p.m. Sadoo lived with his mother.
The next morning, Sadoo’s mother discovered that he wasn’t at home. Relatives started to ask neighbours about his whereabouts, but no one seem to know where he was at that time. They became even more worried after he did not show up for the afternoon.
Later that same afternoon, his brother went on the farm to pick cucumbers and discovered Sadoo’s body at the bottom of a coconut tree with a rope tied to the waist.
“This is the normal practice when picking coconuts. You tie your waist to climb the tree,” Dona explained.
According to Dona, he may have fallen from the tree and injured his head, leaving him unconscious. There were clear indication of injuries to his head due to the impact of the fall.
Relatives said he was a friendly and hardworking individual. He sold coconuts for a living.
Sadoo leaves to mourn a 20-year-old daughter and his 67-year-old mother, among other relatives.