The sister of a suspected drowning victim says a friend warned him against going to the beach.
Police have identified the suspected drowning victim as Joueux Jn Jacques, 17, of Arundel Hill, Castries.
Officers found the body on the Rendezvous beach at Vigie on Monday afternoon.
His older sister Victoria Smith told St Lucia Times that a friend of the deceased warned him not to accompany some other individuals to the beach the previous day.
“He told him not to go on the beach because the children he was going on the beach with are very troublesome,” Smith recalled.
But she said the teenager went nevertheless.
The sister said the friends are all now giving different stories as to what occurred.
“If they did not find my brother’s body up to now we would not know what happened to him,” Smith asserted.
She disclosed that the deceased was living with his grandmother.
Smith described him as having been very kind and respectful.
She declared that the message she would like to send to other young people is to choose their friends wisely, because of the influence the friends can exert.
Smith said a post mortem examination is scheduled for Wednesday.