Thursday 17 October, 2019

Suspected drowning at Fitts Village beach

The body of a man "was seen floating in the water away from the shoreline" this morning.

Police suspect drowning. The victim is a Barbadian national and he only arrived on island three days ago for a short vacation.

He arrived from his residence in Mount Vernon, New York, to Barbados on October 2, and was due to return October 19, 2018. He was about 70 years old according to police.

The tragic news came moments ago from Acting Public Relations Officer with the Royal Barbados Police Force, Sargeant Michael Blackman. 

He said that investigations are ongoing and the family of the deceased are being notified.

 

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