Dramatic rescue at Pte. Michel

Residents of Pte. Michel on Easter Monday night conducted a dramatic rescue of their fellow villagers who ran into trouble when the boat in which they were travelling capsized on its return from a trip to the beach in Portsmouth.

A young man from Pte. Michel whose family was involved in the incident confirmed in an interview with Dr. Sam Christian that the boat, on approaching the village, developed engine problems and capsized throwing all of its passengers into the sea.

The villagers organized a rescue operation using the headlights of a number of vehicles and everybody was eventually pulled out of the water. There were no serious injuries – only a gulp or two of salt water.

The report confirmed that the rescued villagers were all taken by private vehicle to the Princess Margaret Hospital.

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  1. Not A HERD Follower
    April 5, 2018

    well done, villagers!

  2. Sams
    April 3, 2018

    Thank God they all ok

  3. Whoosh
    April 3, 2018

    Wow! What a narrow escape.

  4. Dori Drigo
    April 3, 2018

    To God be the glory, all ended well; this is very encouraging to see our people putting themselves in harm’s way to help fellow Dominicans in dire straits. That is the spirit of our people I remembered growing up back in DA. Well done and kudos to everyone, nuff respect.

    • Da Girl
      April 4, 2018

      Trust me I shivered when I heard about it. I don’t know the persons on the boat but I will say thank you to all the villagers who came out to assist. You have helped to avert what could have been a very tragic event so close on the heels of Maria and in the community which suffered so much. Thank you and God Bless!!

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