Relatives of 42-year-old Henson “Marcus” Jean of Bexon, who is suspected to have drowned on Wednesday, December 16 are not pleased with the results of his post-mortem examination.
The family is still seeking answers after a post-mortem conducted on Friday, December 18 found that Jean died from severe pulmonary edema – a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs.
This condition has been widely associated with a number of medical conditions, including heart failure.
The man’s father, Augustus Jean, said the autopsy did not state what caused his son to encounter difficulty in the waters, stating “we still do not know what really happened.”
Jean has said he is still awaiting a report from the Marine Unit of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force, to help put the pieces together to try and understand what caused his son’s untimely death.
Relatives claim that Marcus was not drinking the day he died and have reiterated that he is a good diver, who has been on countless expeditions for many years.
Jean had lost a younger son under similar circumstances at Pigeon Island on December 5, 2005.