Peterson Laville of Penville is now dead from what villagers believe are injuries sustained from a fall off a wall on August 15 during Fete Penville.
An eyewitness report of the incident says the 56-year-old man, who died at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) eight days after the incident, was supposedly intoxicated when he fell asleep on the ledge of a wall, about 9:30 p.m. on the evening in question.
Records at the Portsmouth Fire and Ambulance Service indicate that personnel responded to the scene at 23:00hrs. A resident familiar with the situation said the call to the ambulance department was made moments after the incident occurred.
The eyewitness report says the man was unconscious after the fall near “Giant’s” shop/bar, and while waiting on the ambulance to arrive, he was aided by a female Roseau firefighter and another individual. Villagers of Vielle Casse later joined in assisting them
Laville was initially taken to the Reginald F. Armour Hospital in Portsmouth and later transferred to the PMH.