Police Probe Three Suspected Drownings

Police are investigating three suspected drownings this week.

According to a police press release, on Christmas Eve day about 3:15 p.m officers attached to the Canaries Police Station responded to a report of a suspected drowning at Seaside, Canaries.

Robert Joseph, also known as “Jilien”, a fifty two year old resident of Extension Area, Canaries, reportedly went swimming  when he encountered difficulties returning to shore, the press release said.

It said members of the public assisted in bringing him ashore where efforts were made to resuscitate him, but to no avail.

In a separate incident on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 (Boxing Day), police reported that about 10:15 a.m. officers attached to the Police Marine Unit, Castries, responded to a report of a suspected drowning at Choc Beach, Castries.

A female body had been identified off the coast of the Choc Beach, by a member of the public, and the Police Marine Unit was summoned, the police said.

The body was recovered and he deceased was later identified as Keiron Benoit,52, of Faux-a-Chaud, Castries.

According to the police report, later the same day about 3:30 p.m. officers attached to the Gros Islet Police Station, responded to a report of a suspected drowning at the Gros Islet Beach, near Chapel Street, Gros Islet.

Christopher Benoit Bruno, a sixty two year old resident of Gros Islet, reportedly went into the water and failed to resurface.

His body was later recovered by members of the public who were in the vicinity.


  1. What a coincidence..2 persons with same name meeting their demise same way on same day in the same country…im betting they were also intoxicated the same.These are signs and wonders from the almighty I.

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