Man injured at JLP rally returns home

June 06, 2016
Neville Salmon

It was an emotional homecoming in Summerfield, Clarendon, on Friday as residents and family members welcomed Neville Salmon, who was was injured during a stampede at a Jamaica Labour Party mass rally in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, in February.

Salmon, better known as 'Neh Neh', was hospitalised at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in St James with an injured right leg for almost four months.

"I didn't know Neh Neh went to Montego Bay. I found him and put him in the care of the administrators who took care of him and I am very grateful to the hospital," said Member of Parliament for North Central Clarendon Pearnel Charles, who helped Salmon's family to locate him.

I cry

Salmon's sister, Maureen, couldn't hold back the tears as she was seeing her brother again for the first time in months. "We will take care of him and keep him clean and feed him until he gets better. I feel so wonderful, that's why I cry" she said between sobs as she thanked Charles.

Neville's elder cousin Inez Dempster said she is happy he has returned, but is now pondering how she will break this sad news to him that his mother had died last Monday.

Community members and well-wishers who gathered to welcome him described Salmon as a jovial person who is loved by all who know him.

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