Body fished out of sea off Roseau

police do not crossThe police are appealing for assistance from the public in identifying a man whose body was fished out of the sea last Sunday.

Police PRO, Sergeant Pelham Jno Baptiste said the lifeless body was discovered by a fisherman about one mile off Roseau.

The Marine Unit was alerted and the body recovered from the sea at around 5:00 pm.

Jno Baptiste said the body was that of a male with dreadlocks and clothed in a pair of long, blue trousers and a brown T-Shirt.

The body was taken to the Accident and Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital where it was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor.

So far the body remains unidentified.

A post mortem will be convened and investigations are ongoing, Jno Baptiste said.

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11 Comments

  1. Face the Facts
    January 12, 2016

    Last Sunday was three days ago; not so long. It also depends what time on Sunday the body was found.
    News cannot always be reported and posted immediately especially if it is not Breaking News. DNO is very busy. :)
    I wonder if the body is that of the Dominican who left St. Maarten for Antigua? The picture posted did not have dread locks.

  2. Dunlop Jones
    January 12, 2016

    Contact the Antiguan Police. A fishing boat went missing Boxing Day enroute from St. Marten to Antigua. 4 or 5 men were onboard and a distress call was made by the captain. Antiguan Coast Guard called off the search late last week. The captain of the boat had dreadlocks and at least one other crew member had dreadlocks also.

  3. January 12, 2016

    admin it was found yesterday not last sunday as your story states in the beginning.

  4. Shameless
    January 12, 2016

    Call Antigua police. It may be that of the Dominican guy that went missing with others on a fishing boat trip from SM to ANU last week. You never know.

    Assertive, NOT Aggressive! 8)

  5. January 12, 2016

    A tehbeh preschool child could declare a floating body dead. But only a truly brilliant doctor declare one alive!

    One decomposing body was found hanging in deep the bush. They had to get the female District Medical Officer to go right over there to declare the deceased dead. Laws should be reasonable. Have a little mercy on our doctors. They are busy enough trying to keep us alive. Why put this extra ridiculous burden on them?

    • Yes Fada!
      January 12, 2016

      I cannot believe that is your state of mind in 2016! Papa Bondieu, mama la vierge, I cannot understand that. Don’t you know that it is the duty of a district or chief medical officer to pronounce a body dead under those circumstances? Worldwide, as far as I know? If not, but at least in western civilization for sure. Go watch some Law & Order, Grey’s Anatomy or something man. Chuh!

    • Smh
      January 12, 2016

      You sound so foolish. Do you remember a few years back two boys found a floating body of a girl in new Town? And when they brought her in sukies he performed cpr and she started breathing? What if those boys just decided they going to declare her dead? And why use “tehbeh” when talking about a little child in preschool?

    • jahgirl
      January 12, 2016

      @ Wahkai ….you tehbeh or what? It is protocol whenever or wherever a body is discovered a medical officer has to come to examine the body and announce to people like you “TEHBEH” that the person is dead. That’s what they are there for…..they don’t need you to do that. You too damned fast

    • Face the Facts
      January 12, 2016

      Only the doctor (assigned) has the authority to pronounce someone dead; no one else. He must first perform an examination of the body prior to declaring it dead and documenting it as such.

  6. me
    January 12, 2016

    just post a picture

  7. kumbaya
    January 12, 2016

    Wow last Sunday, and it’s only now that we are finding out about this?

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