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Five-year-old boy drowns by sea wall

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Police are investigating the death of a five-year-old boy who drowned at sea while playing near his home on Monday.

Reports are that Tasari Mc Kenzie was at his Old Train Line, St Margaret’s home when around 1.30pm, his mother left him watching television while she went to the back of their house to wash clothes. 

Around 3 pm, the woman returned inside and checked for the boy but he could not be found. While searching outside, someone later told her that he was playing with friends near the concrete seawall where he tripped and fell into the sea. His body was retrieved shortly after. Despite attempts to resuscitate him, he died. 

ASP Rohan Pardasie and officers from the St Margaret’s Police Station went to the scene and interviewed a number of people. 

District Medical Officer Dr Bachan examined the body and ordered its removal to the San Fernando mortuary and it was transferred to the Forensic Science Centre, St James today.

Up to noon, police were awaiting the results of an autopsy.


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