Cops retrieve body of man suspected of drowning

October 26, 2015

The body of 23-year-old Mickail Betancourt of Havendale, St Andrew, was retrieved from water in Chepso district, Portland, yesterday.

Betancourt was suspected to have drowned, while swimming in a river in Claverty Cottage, Portland, on Saturday. The Buff Bay police, with the assistance of the Jamaica Defence Force Coast Guard, launched a search for the body then, but he was not found until yesterday when it was seen in the other district.

Reports from the Buff Bay police are that about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Betancourt was among a group of persons swimming in Claverty Cottage, when he allegedly got into difficulties and drowned.

Betancourt's body was retrieved by divers about 2 p.m. yesterday. The scene was processed and the body removed to the morgue.

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