Police probe drowning

Police are investigating the unnatural death of a teenager.

Police Public Relations Officer Roland Cobbler told Barbados TODAY a 17-year-old male from St John drowned at Silver Sands beach around 3:47 p.m.

(more details as they come to hand)

7 Responses to Police probe drowning

  1. Hal Austin November 14, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Why are the police investigating the drowning of a 17 yr old? Is there suspicion? This is the job of the coroner, who, if the death is unnatural, will call in the police.

  2. Zeus November 14, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Hal you have to be crazy… First the police have to do their investigations then based on their findings it goes to the coroner

  3. Hal Austin November 14, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Zeus, it is the other way round. If there is no obvious suspicion the coroner’s office is informed and the body is released for burial. For a 17 yr old drowning victim there will be an autopsy and if there is evidence of foul play, an inquest.

  4. rose lorde November 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Lord have His Mercy, some people are lawyer, doctor, teacher, gardener, police, postman, sales clerk and now coroner, May God help us all.

  5. BoboTheClown November 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    The youngster is dead people . Let those in authority do their work. If Hal and Zeus are so concerned as to who do what first ,then you should both trade your professions and become Police or Coroner,that way you’ll be in charged of and do what you think is the right procedure.
    It look like you are bored and need to take issue with everything and everyone.
    Chill fellas, chill.

  6. Tony Waterman November 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    @Hal Austin!!!!you are missing some of the realities of how thing are done Barbadian.
    The Fact that the Police see this Drowning as an ” unnatural death” allows for this investigation, and as far as i am aware, the Coroner like in Developed Countries (UK,Canada,USA.etc) does not go to the scene, the Police Go to the Scene, and the Body is removed (after prelim. investigation) by “Two Sons Funeral Home” Personell, to the Morgue, where the Autopsy is done IF deemed Necessary. (I am Subject to Correction of course) This is how it was done when my Dad was a Stn/Sgt.

    @Zeus,rose lorde,BoboTheClown!!!!Hal is saying it the way it is done in our Jurisdictions, in these jurisdictions not even the Police can touch the Body until the CORONER gets to the Scene and examines the Body (Preliminary, Type of Injuries, approximate time of Death etc.)

    @Hal Austin!!!In Barbados it is done differently, it is the Police who is in Charge,NOT the Coroner.

  7. Zeus November 14, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    All respect and sympathy from me to the family but I did not make the posting for cause any controversy… I don’t have dreams of being a policeman I wore the uniform for over twenty years… Enough said


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