Drowning death at Guinea Plantation

The man who lost his life in a pond at Guinea Plantation, St John, has been identified as Carlisle Hillary Beckles, 70 years, of nearby Guinea.

Initial investigations suggest that the deceased was in the habit of visiting the pond to fetch water for irrigation purposes. He fell into the water and went under.

Two people went to his assistance but he did not resurface.

Assistance was sought from the Barbados Coast Guard in retrieving the body and a medical doctor pronounced death at the scene.

Family members identified the body.

Police at District ā€˜Cā€™ Station are carrying out investigations. They received the report at their Operations Control Centre about 9:10 a.m. from a male who stated that a worker on the plantation fell into the pond and drowned. (PR/SAT)