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Young man drowns in St John

February 2nd, 2017 | Tags: drowning St John male Caucasian VIPD
A young male Caucasian drowned in St John on Tuesday morning, January 31, 2017. Photo: VIC

ST JOHN, USVI- A young man who appeared to be in his early 20s drowned in St John on Tuesday morning, January 31, 2017 [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Commissioner Delroy Richards confirmed to this publication.

While details remain scarce, the young man was a male Caucasian who arrived in St John last Saturday and was to leave the island this coming Saturday, according to Mr Richards. He came to the territory aboard a training vessel, the commissioner added.

The sad incident was the first drowning in the territory this year. The victim, who police is awaiting next of kin arrival for positive identification, was discovered in the ocean, floating near some rocks offshore on Tuesday morning.

“He was in his early twenties, and they found him floating in the water,” Mr Richards said.

The V.I.P.D. is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact St John police at (340) 693-8880.

3 Responses to “Young man drowns in St John”

  • rip my friend (02/02/2017, 16:53) Like (0) Dislike (5) Reply
    he was white as salt
  • haters (02/02/2017, 17:15) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    when someone drowns in the BVI they blame the government for no lifeguard on the beaches where are these blogers now about St. John where there are lifeguards?
  • ?? (03/02/2017, 06:45) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Was the young missing for days ?
    If he drown it takes 3 days before d body floats
    Next to dat if he floats before He was dead when he went in d water

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