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Police probe suspected drowning after woman’s body found off Pigeon Island


On Monday May 15, 2023 about 11:15 a.m. a report of a suspected drowning was conveyed to the Police Marine Unit. About 12:35 p.m. Officers of the Gros Islet Police Station were informed of the discovery.

The deceased who was later identified as forty-two (42) year old female Andrea Jules of Odsan, Castries, was part of a group of nine (9) persons on board a local vessel travelling from Martinique to Saint Lucia, which encountered engine trouble and rough seas, andΒ  overturned as a result.

Eight (8) of the nine persons were eventually rescued by the French Marine Unit and a French catamaran. Andrea Jules was suspected to have drowned.

The body of Andrea Jules was later recovered about six (6) nautical miles off Pigeon Island by a local vessel.

The Police Marine Unit retrieved the body and she was positively identified by her son. She was later pronounced dead on the scene by a medical practitioner.

Investigations are continuing into this matter.

A post-mortem examination is scheduled for a later date.

SOURCE: Royal Saint Lucia Police Force


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  1. Rest in perfect peace Andrea πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”u was such a sweet soul

  2. That’s so sad! I can imagine the terror all involved felt. RIP Andrea. Hardworking people trying to make their way through life.

  3. What a season of tragedies everywhere!!! May God help us to live each moment with the understanding that it could be our last! RIP, Andrea. May God grant you eternity in His presence.

  4. O my god tears 😭 in my eyes o my god I still couldn’t believe it my girl 😭😭 o my god u have my heart hurting me πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’˜ o my I can’t stop crying 😭😭😭 o baby love I am missing will always be in my heart πŸ’œβ€οΈ o my god I still couldn’t believe it o o o Andrea babygirl u have me crying 😭😭😭😭😭 y it had to be this way o lord forgive us lord πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸ˜­πŸ™πŸ˜­πŸ˜­ she is hurting my heart ❣️❀️

  5. My loving sister it’s a hard pill to swallow life aint the same not much words but sleep in peace love u miss u it’s hard drea it not the same 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  6. It’s so sad to hear such news.I can imagine the struggle when the boat overturned.Praise God the others made it,but unfortunately Andrea made it to somewhere else…..May she rest peacefully in the arms of the angels and God.


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