Tragic end to lime Body found floating Children ‘should be in school’
A DAY AT THE BEACH ended tragically for a 16-year-old yesterday after he and his friends decided to take a trip to Port Ferdinand beach in St Peter.
Reports are that after a cricket match at the nearby Coleridge and Parry School was called off due to rain, Alexandra student Savio Fergusson, who is a member of his school’s cricket team, decided to head to a lime at the beach.
According to sources close to the matter, the boys were all swimming and when some of them decided they had had enough, they exited the water, leaving Fergusson, who was not ready to leave, behind
Tragically, by the time they returned to find him, his body was discovered floating sometime around 3:05 p.m.
Police public relations officer, Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler, said the boy was pulled from the water, CPR administered and the ambulance was summoned. Fergusson was pronounced dead at the scene.
Several onlookers converged on the scene as family members – including mum Antonala Williams, Alexandra deputy principal June Browne and other school officials – arrived. Williams wailed as she tightly hugged her son’s body.
Physical education teacher Jason Worrell described the fast bowler, who was also involved in athletics, as dynamic.
“Last time I saw him was when he left school on Friday. It’s not easy seeing one of your students on the ground dead,” Worrell added. (TG) A BODY WAS DISCOVERED yesterday afternoon floating in the sea just off the Animal Flower Cave in St Lucy.
Unconfirmed reports were that it was one of the two men who were last seen fishing by the Connell Town attraction late Friday night. The Coast Guard had launched a search for the two fishing buddies who disappeared off the sea rocks.
Up to press time, police had not released the names of the men – a 38-year-old constable from St Peter and his 49-year-old friend from St Thomas.
Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, an employee of the cave raised the alarm after spotting the fishermen’s equipment but did not see them. (TG)
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The magistrate said “something was telling me” to talk to the boy, then engage him in conversation. He asked him if he had ever heard of Dr Martin Luther King, to which the boy replied “no”.
In shock, he repeated the question, adding “the civil rights activist”, but the answer was still the same.
“It bothers me when I see young men coming to court. It also boggles my mind. You should be in school involved in sports, getting an education. It’s only an allegation but do you realise you are not only an embarrassment to your school, but to your parents?” he asked.
It was last week that some PSV operators indicated they would no longer be transporting schoolchildren. This, they declared, was in an attempt to stop the lawlessness and vandalism with occurred on their buses.
However, Roy Raphael, chairman of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport, warned operators against the stance, saying that while he received complaints about the behaviour of schoolchildren, PSV drivers were mandated by law to transport them.
The incident was also followed by a stabbing of a schoolboy by another, aboard a school bus along Seaview, St James.