UPDATE: Individuals rescued from Rat Island were all locals – Marine Unit

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UPDATE: Individuals rescued from Rat Island were all locals – Marine Unit
Rat Island, seen from Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort. Photo by Angie H.
Rat Island, seen from Sandals Halcyon Beach Resort. Photo by Angie H.

 

Marine Unit Assistant Superintendent John Preville has said that all six persons rescued from Rat Island on Sunday, December 13, were locals and not tourists.

Preville told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) on Wednesday, December 16 that it was “nothing alarming.”

He explained that four persons were taken off the island first, but when it started to get dark, the Marine Unit was called to assist with rescuing six persons that were left there.

Persons believe the group could have made it back on their own, stating that it is a short distance from Rat Island to the mainland Saint Lucia.

However, the group was reportedly left stranded after kayaking to the secluded islet. The rough seas prevented them from returning.

No one was injured.

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  1. Back then as a teenager, I never owned a Bicycle neither could I drive.
    I did not know what "Weed" or "Crack" looked like and believe it or not I still
    don't and I don't care. That which some of us did well was to test each others stamina.
    We enjoyed jogging on Vigie beach from the Air port to Rat Island, stopped occasionally
    for a Coconut drink. Now, I never knew that the Island was given to Derek, but I know one thing, Sir Derek's Mom, Teacher Alex, taught me English.

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  2. In standard English the past tense of swim is swam ( she swam to the shore) and the past participle is swum ( she had never swum there before). In the 17th and 18th centuries swam and swum were used interchangeably for the past participle, but this is not acceptable in standard modern English

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  3. They were very concerned as they had left Choc in Saint Lucia and traveled to Rat Island without their passports.

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    • I think the concern was that their Rat Island Visas were revoked for the Christmas so they were effectively illegal aliens on Rat Island.

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