Thursday 23 January, 2020

Family of missing diver to view body found floating near Cedros

Relatives of Chevonne Bartholemew are expected to view the body of a man which was fished out of the waters of the Gulf of Paria yesterday, to determine if the body is indeed that of the missing diver.

The body was fished out of the waters at about 2:00 pm on Wednesday in the waters off Cedros.

It was clad in a black wetsuit and a diver's weight belt was tied to it.

However, there was no oxygen tank attached to the body.

It was removed by officials from the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard and brought to shore.

The body was viewed by a district medical officer who made certain pronouncements before ordering its removal to the San Fernando Mortuary.

Bartholemew's  relatives were expected to view the body to confirm its identity.

The 37-year-old man of Flamboyant Crescent, Valencia, went missing on January 29.

More on this as it becomes available.

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