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Nevis records drowning incident

Police have told the VONNEWSLINE that investigations are underway into a fatal incident at sea, which involved a 17-year-old male.


Police continue to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident. However, investigations so far have revealed that sometime after 2 p.m. on August 31st, the 17-year-old was at Gallows Bay in Charlestown, when he experienced difficulties at sea.


According to a police communiqué, efforts by members of the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. The District Medical Doctor arrived at the scene and pronounced him dead. Personnel from the Forensic Services Unit processed the area.


An autopsy will be performed shortly to determine the exact cause of death.