Monday 17 June, 2019

VIDEO: Young British engineer declared missing, found dead at sea

Oil tanker Lucy P.G. anchored in Oistins Bay.

Oil tanker Lucy P.G. anchored in Oistins Bay.

At the same time that police received a call about a lifeless body afloat in the waters off the jetty by the Berinda Cox Fish Market, they also were alerted to a missing person report from an oil tanker - Lucy P.G. anchored off Miami Beach to the East of said jetty.

When the Barbados Coast Guard retrieved the body, it was that of a Caucasian male, later identified as the missing crewman.

Dead is 23-year-old Benjamin Burgess, a national of the United Kingdom who worked as an engineer aboard a vessel, according to a press release from the Royal Barbados Police Force.

Speaking to the media after the body was retrieved around 10:00 am, this morning, Wednesday, April 9, 2019, and before the body was identified, Inspector in charge of operations Carollyn Blackman-Alleyne said that around 9:00 am a call came into the Oistins Police Station about the body afloat in the Oistins Bay, and coincidentally around the same time, a missing person report was filed for a missing crewman from the oil tanker Lucy P.G.

See video below:

 

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