US national drowns in Portland

February 19, 2016

Fairy Hill, Portland:

A United States national, who went swimming at a beach in Fairy Hill, Portland, drowned on Wednesday afternoon. He has been identified as 72 year old Robert Nelson.According to the police, Nelson was with friends at Winifred Beach shortly after 3 p.m., when he went swimming.The police say the elderly man reportedly got into difficulty and was not seen after he was submerged.

His friends rushed to his assistance and managed to pull from the water. He was then rushed to the Port Antonio hospital some six miles away.

But upon their arrival, the elderly man was pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

Investigations are being carried out by the police.

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