Saturday 18 January, 2020

Debe man, 23, drowns at beach

Police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old man who drowned at the Flower Pot Beach, near Pointe-a-Pierre.

The deceased was identified as Miguel Griffith of Wellington Gardens in Debe.

According to police reports, around 4 pm on Sunday, Griffith was with a group of friends at the beach, when he dove off a jetty and went under water.

However, he did not immediately resurface.

His friends dove in after him and after a few minutes, they were able to retrieve the 23-year-old.

Griffith, police told, was unresponsive, and was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital.

However, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

An autopsy performed yesterday at the San Fernando mortuary found that Griffith died of asphyxia by drowning.

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