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Police investigate sudden death of 11-month old infant

Police are investigating the sudden death of an 11-month-old male infant in Virgin Gorda on January 16, 2013. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Police are investigating the sudden death of an 11-month-old male infant in Virgin Gorda this morning, January 16, 2013.

The deceased, Jakewon Pompey, was taken to the Iris O’Neal Clinic by teachers of a childcare centre on Virgin Gorda after he appeared to be having difficulty breathing. Efforts to resuscitate the child at the clinic were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at 9:50 A.M.

The Coroner was informed and a post-mortem is to be scheduled.

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