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.