UPDATE: Emilien’s body recovered

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UPDATE: Emilien’s body recovered

The search for the body of Carlyle Emilien has concluded.

Police officials have confirmed that Emilien’s body was recovered this morning, but did not provide further details.

However, sources told St. Lucia News Online that the body was discovered at around 9:30-45 a.m. just off shore.

Allegations are that Emilien, 21, from Morne Serpent, Grand Riviere (Gros Islet), was playing football yesterday, August, 1 on the beach with other young men when the ball went into the water.

He reportedly went to retrieve the ball but was swept away by the rough sea.

A source said none of the young men who were with Emilien could swim so they had to watch him disappear into the water.

A cousin of Emilien reportedly fainted in the front passenger seat of a vehicle on the beach and had to be hospitalised. He was reportedly pressured by a relative who blamed him for luring Emilien to the beach and causing his cousin’s death.

Reports are that the crying cousin said it was not his fault just before he fainted.

The search was called off last night due to poor visibility and bad weather caused by the passage nearby of Tropical Storm Bertha.

A report was made at 6:30p.m with the police.

Emilien’s mom is reported to be in Martinique and is expected to be informed of her son’s death this morning.

 

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  1. Insensitive people chose to blame the cousin but that is so wrong.....may he rest in peace....

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  2. i want to thank the officers of the marine unit that went out to get this young boy, i got to find out that the offers names are delice and lawrence, wish i knew their first names though. i think it takes heart to do what you'll do and hope that your work doesn't go unnoticed. once again thanks to the officers for giving the family and friends closer in their time of sorrow

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  3. A Tropical Storm was approaching.
    Met Office gave a caution to sea bathers.

    I am sooooo sorry this happened.
    But how many of us must die before we learn?

    RIP young man.
    May the father hold you in love.
    Condolences to the family.

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  4. please get conceling for the cousin dont blame him...we can stop wat is there to happen God is in charge of each one of us ...maybe it was his time...i pay all money to v.H and tapion hospital they did all the can and he still die..we can not stop wen God say you coming home today..

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  5. r.i.p. son ..that almost happen to my son right before my eyes go for a ball for his little cousin with the ski boat not seeing him in the water but thank God as the man on the ski get closer he notice him and circle the ball and send it towards my son me as a mother standing on the sand watching i almost fainted..please dont blame the cousin it was all in the name of fun..

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  6. May his soul rest in peace,gods guidance and blessing on this family,every disappointment is a blessings

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  7. Lost my older brother some years ago to drowning. though I wasn't present while it was taking place, I always imagine what I might have been like that day. I know how it feels. God be with family at this time as he has been always. R.I.P.

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  8. Poor cousin - I don't envy his position. I am not surprised that he fainted. This incident will be with him for life. Hope a more sensitive member of the family can arrange counseling for him. Blaming him makes it seem like he set out from the night before to kill his cousin.

    We cannot blame anyone. Young people, boys in particular, in that age group are normally carefree and danger is the last thing on their minds (girls are more careful). Lots of them take risk daily but it is not always fatal.

    Ip being able to swim would be useless in a situation like that. The strong under current at the time would not make a difference whether you can swim or not. It was just too dangerous for the swimmer and non-swimmer alike. In fact sometimes excellent swimmers and divers die by drowning. What I think is that there should be no ball games on the beach. Why? Because the natural tendency for any young person is to go for the ball. The goal is to get the ball and the depth, distance, current, tide etc is the last thing on their minds. It is just downright dangerous playing ball games on the beach.

    A young man has lost his life - parents and relatives are grieving. So let us sympathize because it could happen to any family. May his soul rest in peace.

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  9. Sorry for his passing may his soul rest in perfect peace. But how can u blame his cousin for his death. He is an adult who made his own decision to go. God called him home. Please do not hold his death against his cousin it was his time to go home to his father.

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  10. This is a needless death............lets be like the Dutch and teach swimming in our schools make it mandatory.

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  11. Storm approaching WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU ALL DOING ON THE BEACH YOU ALL DO NOT LISTEN AND NOW SEE WHAT HAPPEN

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    • Storm approaching as well???!!!
      Residing abroad I heard the warning radio online and was very anxious for friends out there at that time much less for the residents
      Why oh why?? ...Please take heed and not chances
      May his young soul RIEPP
      God bless and strengthen the family at this difficult time...Bless.

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  12. Trust mi although there will be pain from his passin this world has nothing to offer, so sad to have lost his life R.I.P hopefully he's in a place weh dehs no sufferin, no pain......

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  13. jah know better ...to all his family he is in a better place rite now....doh no family would like to see our family left us and know they are not coming back..god bless all his family and friendz and give you all this situation you all are going through..dont know him but may his sul rest in perfect peace

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  14. We're surrounded by water and like I've said before, swimming lessons should be mandatory in every school. The Maker has recalled you for a more important mission and may you find safe passage! Condolences to friend and family.

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