Add St. Lucia News Online on Whatsapp +1758 712 6700; get major headlines and source us with news tips, photos, and videos

Trinidad: Two teenagers drown at rain-swollen Argyle Falls

By Trinidad Express

 Share This On:

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS) —  Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles says he is deeply saddened and disturbed by the drowning of two teenagers today, at Argyle Water Fall.

“Today is truly a sad day. Not just for the two families and friends affected by this tragedy but for all of Tobago because this could have happened to any one of us or our children. I extend sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased at this time,” said Charles in a statement issued on Sunday evening.

According to reports from TEMA, at around 2:45 pm today, a group of young persons from Argyle and environs was swept away from the third level of the Argyle Water Fall by the river, owing to the heavy rainfall in the forest.

TEMA reports confirm that fifteen year old Khrisha Thompson of Belle Garden got into difficulty and nineteen year old Chrisson Walters of Argyle attempted to assist her.

They were later pulled from the water unresponsive.

Charles called on all of Tobago to pray, support and comfort the families and loved ones of Khrisha Thompson and Chrisson Walters.

He said: “The next few days, months and even years will not be easy. The THA will lend assistance where possible, especially in the area of counselling and emotional support.”

. Charles also extends sympathy to the affected families on behalf of the Tobago House of Assembly and his family.

This article was posted in its entirety as received by This media house does not correct any spelling or grammatical error within press releases and commentaries. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, its sponsors or advertisers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

For security, use of Google's reCAPTCHA service is required which is subject to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

I agree to these terms.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.