Unnatural death off Weston, St James

A 54-year-old St James man is this country’s latest sea fatality.

According to police, Leroy Thompson, of Weston, lost his life after being hit by a speedboat around 10 45 this morning.

Thompson was reportedly spearfishing in an area known as Reed’s Bay, off Weston, St James when the incident occurred.

He was pronounced dead on the scene after Coast Guard officials recovered his body.

The driver of the speedboat is currently assisting police with investigations.

4 Responses to Unnatural death off Weston, St James

  1. Patrick Blackman June 11, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Remember we had the jet ski crazies sometime back.

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  2. Ann Harding June 12, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Many people have been affected by this horrible tragedy and I hope the person responsible is made to pay for their crime. Being tragically struck by a speedboat or jet-ski is a dangerous possibility for anyone enjoying the warm, clear and gentle waters of the ‘platinum coast’ on the most beautiful beaches of Barbados, because of negligent powered water vehicle operators. Ski boats are supposed to always have someone watching the direction the boat is going, but all too often I’ve watched them buzzing around close to swimmers, with everyone on board looking backwards only at the skier. Spear fishermen use floats and flags, but if powered water-vehicle operators do not watch where they are going they are criminally negligent.

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