Canadian accused pays fine in death of Saint Lucian boy

A Canadian man accused in the drowning of a four-year-old boy in Saint Lucia was ordered today to pay the sum of $75,000 in compensation to the boy’s family or be sent to jail for three years.

It is reported that the fine was paid.

Sahab Jamshidi was charged with causing death by gross negligence or recklessness in the drowning of Terrel Joshua Elibox,who drowned in the sea in Vieux Fort on Feb. 22 two years ago.

According to reports, the child fell into the sea after getting a ride from a kite surfer.

Jamshidi’s supporters maintain he was trying to help the child after seeing him struggle in the water.