Police are investigating a suspected drowning in the quarter of Gros Islet.
The victim has been identified as 49 year old craft vendor, John Mason, whose body was discovered on Sunday morning at around 9:30.
Law enforcement officials say the body was discovered at the Rodney Bay Marina.
Francis Mason, the brother of the deceased, told St Lucia Times that according to the information he received, the Marine Police had rescued his sibling on Saturday.
“The police rescued him on the sea because he nearly drowned,” Francis Mason said.
“That man was drunk – he was swimming, so the police rescued him and they put him on shore,” he explained.
However Francis said that despite being rescued, his brother went back to the sea.
“Sunday morning they called me – they find him drowned,” he explained.