Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Body found floating near oil platform in Gulf of Paria

The body of a man was found floating on Monday morning in the Gulf of Paria.

According to initial reports, the body was observed around 7 am today in the waters off Platform 14 of the Trinmar North Field. 

The body is said to be that of a man, clad in a white vest and a pair of black pants.

It is also badly decomposed.

The coast guard has been notified and the body is expected to be removed from the scene and handed over to officials from the Homicide Bureau of Investigations.

Once viewed by a district medical officer, it will be sent to the Forensic Science Center in St James where an autopsy will be performed  - pending identification. 

More on this as it becomes available.

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