Relatives seek answers in Henson Jean’s death

Relatives seek answers in Henson Jean’s death
DEAD: Henson “Marcus” Jean
DEAD: Henson “Marcus” Jean
DEAD: Henson “Marcus” Jean

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.


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  1. An autopsy can only tell what medical condition that he had, not what cause him to have difficulty in the water. Number of things could have happened there, a stroke a heart attack a seizure could cause him to drown. I know its a hard pill to swallow when your love ones leave this world without saying goodbye, but daddy i dont know you, i pray thay the good lord strengthen and comfort you in this difficult time. May he rest in peace.


  2. don't think the marine unit has anything to do with cause of death. the pathologist is the one to answer your questions sir what ever you did not understand u should have asked him to explain and no matter how good a diver you are there is nothing to say you wont encounter difficulty and lose your life.


  3. Well if a sudden medical problem cause the pulmonary edema obviously he will drown.If you are not satisfy will the results hire a private pathologist.Case closed.Accept my sympathy.


  4. With due feel of sadness sir of u losing ur son if the autopsy from a medical pro tell u what caused ur son's death why would u need d marine police to tell what kill him if his problem was internal an not cause by nothing in the sea, i pray u find peace an comfort in ur time of ur lost love one may he rest in peace.


  5. The family need to stop they BS Henson was a heavy drinker . stop looking for answers the answer is right in the face. what goes around comes around . Accept the autopsy and bury the man. R.I.P


  6. st lucians dont like to read and like depend to much on people rather than assist them self. like the other brother said he mostly died from a sickeness, and the doctor conform it. The doc was not there to tell the family how it really happened all he can do is tell u what cause it right ok so please read and put the pices together please. we all can figure it after reading. and alot of people would like my comment but its just our ingnorance Signs and symptoms[edit]

    The overwhelming symptom of pulmonary edema is difficulty breathing, but may also include coughing up blood (classically seen as pink, frothy sputum), excessive sweating, anxiety, and pale skin. Shortness of breath can manifest as orthopnea (inability to lie down flat due to breathlessness) and/or paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (episodes of severe sudden breathlessness at night). These are common presenting symptoms of chronic pulmonary edema due to left ventricular failure. The development of pulmonary edema may be associated with symptoms and signs of "fluid overload"; this is a non specific term to describe the manifestations of left ventricular failure on the rest of the body and includes peripheral edema (swelling of the legs, in general, of the "pitting" variety, wherein the skin is slow to return to normal when pressed upon), raised jugular venous pressure and hepatomegaly, where the liver is enlarged and may be tender or even pulsatile. Other signs include end-inspiratory crackles (sounds heard at the end of a deep breath) on auscultation and the presence of a third heart sound.[2]
    Causes.Pulmonary edema is an accumulation of fluid within the parenchyma and air spaces of the lungs. Classically it is cardiogenic (left ventricular) but fluid may also accumulate due to damage to the lung. This damage may be direct injury or injury mediated by high pressures within the pulmonary circulation. When directly or indirectly caused by increased left ventricular pressure pulmonary edema may form when mean pulmonary pressure rises from the normal of 15 mmHg[3] to above 25 mmHg.[4] Broadly, the causes of pulmonary edema can be divided into cardiogenic and non-cardiogenic. By convention cardiogenic refers to left ventricular causes. * ongestive heart failure which is due to the heart's inability to pump the blood out of the pulmonary circulation at a sufficient rate resulting in elevation in wedge pressure and pulmonary edema - this may be due to left ventricular failure, arrhythmias, or fluid overload, e.g., from kidney failure or intravenous therapy.
    * Hypertensive crisis can cause pulmonary edema as the elevation in blood pressure and increased after load on the left ventricle hinders forward flow and causes the elevation in wedge pressure and subsequent pulmonary edema.


    * Negative pressure pulmonary edema [5] in which a significant negative pressure in the chest (such as from an inhalation against an upper airway obstruction) ruptures capillaries and floods the alveoli.
    * Neurogenic causes[6] (seizures, head trauma, strangulation, electrocution).


    Injury to the lung may also cause pulmonary edema through injury to the vasculature and parenchyma of the lung. The acute lung injury-acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI-ARDS) covers many of these causes, but they may include:

    * Inhalation of hot or toxic gases
    * Pulmonary contusion, i.e., high-energy trauma (e.g. vehicle accidents)
    * Aspiration, e.g., gastric fluid
    * Reexpansion, i.e. post large volume thoracocentesis, resolution of pneumothorax, post decortication, removal of endobronchial obstruction, effectively a form of negative pressure pulmonary oedema.
    * Reperfusion injury, i.e. postpulmonary thromboendartectomy or lung transplantation
    * Immersion pulmonary edema[7][8]
    * Multiple blood transfusions
    * Severe infection or inflammation which may be local or systemic. This is the classical form of ALI-ARDS.

    Some causes of pulmonary edema are less well characterised and arguably represent specific instances of the broader classifications above.

    * Arteriovenous malformation
    * Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
    * High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) [9][10]
    * Envenomation, such as with the venom of Atrax robustus[11]
    * Flash pulmonary edema
    * Swimming induced pulmonary edema


    • Stop being an idiot! The man's son is dead, obviously it is an extremely painful time for him and here you are posting a stupid comment. Show some sympathy, you Lucians wayyyyy to hurtful and negative. May this man Rest in peace. Father and family don't worry about what people put on here, it is your love one, if you are not happy with the results at the end of the day, you have a right for answers. Ada Ste. Lucien trop inowant.


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