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June 27, 2014
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52-y-o, 19-y-o drown in St Elizabeth

The police say that a man of Highgate, St Mary, and a teenager of Newell district in St Elizabeth drowned in separate incidents on Tuesday.

Reports are that residents of Kilancholy, Highgate, summoned the police to a river in the area about 10:30 a.m., where they saw the body of 52-year-old Bentley Banton floating in the water.

The body was removed to the morgue by the lawmen.

Meanwhile, the Black River police reported that 19-year-old Paul Hutchinson drowned at the Fort Charles Beach in St Elizabeth.

The lawmen said that Hutchinson went swimming with friends about 2:20 p.m., when he experienced difficulties and drowned.

His body has not been found.

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