Tuesday 1 December, 2020

Update: Police identify man who died in St Lucy floodwaters

[Update: 10:30 pm on November 14] 

The man who died after the motorcar he was travelling in was swept away by floodwaters, has been identified as 21-year-old Yohance Johnson of Pie Corner St Lucy. 

Johnson's naked lifeless body was found by the search and rescue team around 4 pm in the Date Tree Hill, St Peter, one mile from where the vehicle was washed away. 

Lawmen report that around 1:40 pm they received a call that a vehicle had been washed away into a gully at Lamberts, St Lucy. The report stated that a man had been injured and taken to the Sandy Crest Medical Facility via private transportation. 
Police from the District E Station responded to the scene. It was confirmed that a motor car was in a ravine having been swept off the roadway, and it was later learnt that the passenger of the vehicle was missing. 

Emergency personnel conducted a joint search and rescue operation within the immediate area and along the watercourse.

Johnson's body was recovered and brought to the community area of Date Tree Hill by fire personnel along with assistance from the general public and persons in the neighbourhood. He was pronounced dead as the scene.

Investigations are ongoing.


[Original story: 7 pm on November 14]

Police public relations officer, Acting Inspector Rodney Inniss reports that a man has died after the car he was travelling in was washed away by the heavy rains. 

Loop News understands that Emergency Services received the call around 1:51 pm and responded with two rescue tenders, one water tender and an alternating vehicle. 

Divisional Officer Ernie Fields and fifteen fire officers from the Probyn Street and Arch Hall Fire Stations, responded to the incident. 

More details to come. 


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