Bolt helps to dig Mason's grave in Portland

May 15, 2017
Usain Bolt lends a hand at Germaine Mason's grave site.
Usain Bolt uses a shovel to clear away dirt from the entrance of the sepulchre in which Germaine Mason's body will be placed.
Usain Bolt takes a breather.
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Usain Bolt last Friday journeyed to Long Road, Portland, to assist digging the grave of his close friend Germaine Mason.

Mason, an Olympic silver medallist, died on April 20 after the motorcycle he was driving crashed along the Palisdoes strip in Kingston.

In a video posted on Facebook, Bolt was seen slinging a pickaxe at the spot where Mason's body will be buried.

Also making the trip to Portland were former national footballer Ricardo Gardner and sprinter Michael Frater.

Mason's funeral will be held at the Hagley Park Seventh-day Adventist Church in Kingston next Sunday before the internment in Long Road.

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