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Teenager Dies From Suspected Drowning Along East Winds Beach

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Police are investigating a suspected drowning, of seventeen (17) year old Zion Hunte  of Marisule, Gros Islet.

A report of a suspected drowning was referred to the Gros Islet Police Station, about 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

Zion Hunte was transported to the Owen King European Union Hospital (OKEUH) via ambulance. He was later pronounced dead by a medical practitioner.

A post mortem examination is scheduled for a subsequent date.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force

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8 COMMENTS

  1. This is a rather unfortunate incident. Such a young lad. May his family be granted immense strength to go through this difficult time.

  2. While we teaching Spanish in schools that have zero use for 99.99999% of the population our people are drowning because they cannot swim or don’t know basic water safety practices.

  3. UNKNOWN…….IF YOU MEAN LIFE GUARDS I AGREE, AND THE BASICS FOR SWIMMING SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL AS PART OF THEIR LIFE SAVING COURSE IF THEY HAVE THAT OPTION. AT LEASE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

  4. @Unknown.. everything comes at a cost. Are you willing to pay through taxes?
    @Just Saying… What research have you conducted to conclude that Spanish is useless? There are persons offering swimming classes in the north and south of the island. Some schools offer swimming.

  5. Seymour we are surrounded by water. ALL schools should have swimming and life saving as part of the curriculum. Of the thousands upon thousands of students who were forced to do Spanish 0.0001% of them have any use for it. I know only 3 people who speak Spanish here and they all learned in Cuba. There that answers your question of the use of Spanish. Whereas everyone can make use of swimming and life saving skills. Better use of limited resources. I’ve never seen anyone die from not being able to speak Spanish. But I know of many who die here annually from not being able to swim.

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