A family member has disclosed that suspected drowning victim Selva Donatien was a good swimmer.
The family member told St. Lucia Times that the 36-year-old carpenter was originally from Saltibus but lived in Gros Islet.
Gros Islet police received the suspected drowning report at about 8:05 am on Sunday.
But on arrival at the Gros Islet beach, the officers learned that an ambulance had transported Donatien to the Gros Islet Polyclinic.
A release from the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF) said a medical practitioner later pronounced him dead.
Family members described the deceased as quiet, jovial, kind, and good-hearted.
They said he loved football but would sometimes experience cramps when he played the game.
“We are missing him,” a family member told St. Lucia Times.