Body of missing police constable retrieved from the sea

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of 38-year-old police constable Wallace Hayden Odain Greenidge of Four Hill, Indian Ground, St Peter.

Greenidge died sometime between Friday, November 10 and Sunday, November 12 in the area of the Animal Flower Cave, Connell Town, St Lucy.

He was one of two men who disappeared from the sea rocks in the area of the Animal Flower Cave sometime after 11 p.m. on Friday, November 10 after he and his 42-year-old friend went fishing.

Police and members of the Barbados Coast Guard commenced a search for the two missing men on Saturday.

Around 2:53 p.m. the body of a man was observed floating in the water in the area of the Animal Flower Cave. The body was retrieved from the water by members of the Barbados Coast Guard and was subsequently identified to be that of Greenidge.

32 Responses to Body of missing police constable retrieved from the sea

  1. Nicole Griffith
    Nicole Griffith November 12, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    So sad…condolences to the family

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  2. Hyacinth Mayers
    Hyacinth Mayers November 12, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Condolences to the family

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  3. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams November 12, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Tears

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  4. Yvette Sasha Bynoe
    Yvette Sasha Bynoe November 12, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    My condolences to the families

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  5. Susan Brathwaite November 12, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Oh my Mr. Greenidge i met when i was in Barbados a few years ago, my sister’s good friend, may he RIP.

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  6. Carlla Greene
    Carlla Greene November 13, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Condolences to his family and friends …may he RIP

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  7. Kathy Burnett
    Kathy Burnett November 13, 2017 at 12:43 am

    Condolences to the family and friends of Wallace Greenidge and his friend

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    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete November 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Are they still looking for his friend? Where are they??

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  8. Donna Haynes
    Donna Haynes November 13, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Condolences to family and friends..

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  9. Amanda Leon
    Amanda Leon November 13, 2017 at 1:51 am

    So sad rip

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  10. Sandra Alleyne-Richards
    Sandra Alleyne-Richards November 13, 2017 at 2:28 am

    This is so heart wrenching. My friend has gone. No more scouting activities we will do together. Rest in peace Wallace

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  11. Dale Eastmond November 13, 2017 at 3:31 am

    Condolences to the family and friends of constable wwllace .may he fly with the Angels to heaven

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  12. archy perch November 13, 2017 at 3:31 am

    WE can’t afford to loose any more police. The Force is already stretched while the workload and its hazards are increasing.

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  13. Tennyson Joseph
    Tennyson Joseph November 13, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Truely sad ..RIP..Wallace !!!!

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  14. Joceline Blackett
    Joceline Blackett November 13, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. May her gentle soul rest in eternal peace.

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  15. Pamela Weekes
    Pamela Weekes November 13, 2017 at 5:42 am

    Condolences

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  16. Shera November 13, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Condolences to his family. Another AX family member gone too soon.

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  17. Richard Johnston November 13, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Heck of a place to go swimming

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    • Leroy November 13, 2017 at 9:33 am

      Fishing, maybe fell or huge wave. But no one swims there.

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      • Jennifer November 13, 2017 at 10:18 am

        That is meant to be sarcastic. The fact he said heck he already knew it is dangerous. Read between the lines Leroy.

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  18. Mags November 13, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Richard they went fishing

    Condolences to the family

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    • Richard Johnston November 13, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Then what do you reckon happened?

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  19. Kim Connell
    Kim Connell November 13, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Rest in peace

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  20. DAVID KELLMAN November 13, 2017 at 8:27 am

    My condolences to his family

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  21. Tony Tone
    Tony Tone November 13, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Tenny know he

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  22. Tennyson Joseph
    Tennyson Joseph November 13, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Yes I do Tony Tone…

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  23. Helicopter(8P) November 13, 2017 at 10:37 am

    A sudden rip tide may occur during tidal changes especially in the late night and early morning. The crossing tide may have swept him out to sea up there in the North. Turpit or grouper are the more frequent up there as I had been told years ago. May he rest in peace. Condolences to his fraternity and family.

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  24. milli watt November 13, 2017 at 11:48 am

    they were fishing on the rocks and not the sea…..how dey get in the sea…………I waiting on de coroner

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  25. Alvin Morris November 13, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    @milli watt if you know the Animal Flower Cave, sometimes the waves comes over the cliff, it can happen suddenly and pull you in. People have been washed over that edge many times, some make it back some drown. I visited that cave on a tour and we were told if you see the tides hit the floor of the cave, run because the next wave would come right through the cave and pull you out. I never went back there again, it’s tempting to go fish there because there are sharks and big fish in that area, but one second you can see the water very low and the next second it’s very high.

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  26. BOBOTHECLOWN November 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I do a lot of fishing my self ,but there are certain areas i just would go to fish . Suddenly it has become the norm for every Harry,Dick,Tom to buy a rod and reel and think they can fish from Rocks and Cliffs around St. Peter ,St.Lucy,and St.Philip all hours of the night .There are areas which are extreemely treacherous even when it is daylight and you can see the footing further more during the night . In many instances even if a fish that weighs a few pounds is snagged it is very difficult to land it .If not mistaken this is the second or third person that has lost their lives fishing from cliffs or rocks at night in the last few years. Common sense should prevail in many of these case ,but sad to say some don’t exercise it . Sadly ,another has lost his life . There is no mention as to what happened to the second indivisual . Is he safe, alive or what ?

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