Police Public Relations Officer, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss
Police are investigating the unnatural death of a 21-year-old man from Baywoods, St James.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time.
Police Public Relations Officer, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss issued a statement saying that about 10.26 am today (July 11), police at Holetown received a report that a man had fallen from a tree whilst he was picking breadfruits at the junction of Gilkes Village and Baywoods in St James.
He was described as seriously injured at the time when the police received the report.
On arrival, police were informed by ambulance personnel who were already on the scene that there was no sign of life.
A medical doctor later pronounced death at the scene.
A tender from the Barbados Fire Service also responded to put out a fire which was coming from said tree.
The police report said that "It is alleged that the young man was picking breadfruit with a rod which came into contact with power lines. He was shocked and fell from the tree to the ground."
Police investigations are ongoing.
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