Sunday 7 June, 2020

Coast Guard officer killed on board vessel near Chacachacare

National Security Minister Stuart Young (left), OS Gyasi Richardson (right)

National Security Minister Stuart Young (left), OS Gyasi Richardson (right)

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story indicated that the victim was shot by his own weapon. It has been updated to reflect that he was killed by a colleague. 

Investigations are ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the death of a Coast Guard officer.

The victim has been identified as Ordinary Seaman (OS) Gyasi Richardson.

Details are sketchy at this time however Loop News was informed that the incident occurred on board the TTS Speyside which was on exercise near Chacachacare island around 4.45 pm.

OS Richardson was shot in the head following the accidental discharge of another sailor's service issued firearm.

He was taken to the St James Facility where he died.

This story will be updated once more information becomes available. 

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