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Police Appeal For Information As Probe Continues Into Suspected Drownings


Saint Lucia police have appealed for information from the public as they investigate recent suspected drownings that occurred in Gros Islet and Laborie.

Police named the deceased in the Laborie incident as 49-year-old Hilary Edwin of Desmond Collymore Drive, Laborie.

Laborie Police Station officers launched an investigation into the suspected drowning at about 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

Days earlier, on Sunday, at about 5:55 a.m., Police Marine Unit and the Gros Islet Police Station officers commenced a probe into the suspected drowning of a male individual on a beach at Cap Estate, Gros Islet.

According to the police, on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at about 6:45 a.m., they recovered a body identified as Mark Leonce, a forty-one-year-old resident of Fond Assau, Babonneau, Castries, who was suspected to have drowned off the beach at Cap Estate, Gros Islet.

Investigators have urged the public to contact the Laborie Police Station at 456-3645 with information to assist the suspected drowning investigations.

Individuals with information may also contact the Gros Islet Police Station at (758)456-3830, the Crime Hotline at 555, or both.

Headline photo: (Left to right) Hilary Edwin and Mark Leonce – Suspected Drowning victims.

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  1. wah boy mark it’s sad bro. I feel it for the family bro you died doing one of the things you love the most. RIP bro

  2. So why one news outlet said dat body went missing at cap estate beach and found on the vigie beach and here they making No mention of this… my mind I’m still tryna figure how body got all the way from cap to vigie shore’s


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