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Body of Marabella man washes ashore at Ortoire
The body of Marabella resident Dwight Granger, who disappeared while bathing in Mayaro on Emancipation Day, has washed ashore. Yesterday, Granger’s body was found on the Ortoire, Mayaro, beach around 3.30 pm. The 20-year-old fabricator of Battoo Boulevard, Marabella, disappeared while bathing with friends on Wednesday at the popular beach.
His friend, Matthew John, 20, also of Marabella, is calling for a full investigation into his friend’s drowning. He knocked the police for their slow pace in searching for his friend. John said the last time he saw Granger was on Wednesday morning around 1 am. He said they had just returned from the Piarco International Airport where they went to welcome San Fernando East MP Patrick Manning.
He said Granger got into a taxi and went to Marabella and promised to call him later to go to the Emancipation Village in Port-of-Spain. However, he said when Granger did not call, he began to worry. “I went looking for him everywhere he would go. I went San Fernando, Marabella, Pleasantville. I check my sister she did not see him. I called his grandmother and she said she did not see him. I kept calling his phone but it was dead,” John said.
He said when he called back Granger’s grandmother she told him his friend was dead. John said he met some friends who told him that Granger went with them to the beach and he got into difficulties while in the water. “He was like my brother,” John said. John said he and Granger had recently registered a kiddies mas band, Islanders Masqueraders, and were planning to have a band for Carnival 2013.
“We got together as a partnership business for the kids band 2013. He worked with We People International making mas and we was going to make we own mas, called ‘Trinbago Sweet fuh So.’ Now I do not know what will happen with that,” John said. Mayaro police are continuing investigations.
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