Man’s Body Found In St George’s

January 7, 2012

[Updated with video] The Fire Service, Police Service and an ambulance were all seen responding to the Swing Bridge, St George’s area, and Bernews understands that a body has been discovered in the water.

At approximately 11.30am the ambulance left, however it left at a slow speed without the siren on.

As of 11.50am the Police continue to stay on scene, the Forensics Unit has arrived, and what appears to be crime scene tape can be seen flapping through the foliage the police are in.

Details are limited at this early juncture, however we will update as able.

Update 12.20pm: The Fire Department has left, and the Marine Police have arrived in the area. We have been made to understand the deceased individual is an older male.

Update 12.32pm: What appears to be the coroner and a police forensic photographer got on the police boat, and appear to be making their way across the water to the scene.

Update 12.58pm: A police diver is on scene, and has just entered the water. A number of police officers, dressed in forensic suits, are also on the boat. The body has been moved onto dry land.

Update 1.36pm: Police are preparing to hold a short press conference at the scene, so we expect to have official information shortly.

Update 1.46pm: A police spokesperson said, “Around 11am on Saturday, January 7th police responded to a report of a body found floating in the waters near the Swing Bridge in St. George’s.

“The lifeless body of a man was subsequently located and officers including members of the Marine Unit attended, conducting inquiries at the scene.

“The investigation into this incident is ongoing and no further information will be released until the next of kin have been notified.

Update 1.50pm: The video of a statement from Police Spokesperson Robin Simmons is below. When asked if there is any evidence of foul play, Mr Simmons said: “It is in the initial stages of the investigation at this time.”

“It does, there may not be, suspicious circumstances, however the death is being fully investigated and a cause of death will be determined once the investigation is complete.” Mr Simmons also said the gentleman had been reported missing.

Update 2.30pm: The scene now appears to be clear, with the large police presence gone. Audio above changed to video.

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  1. Sinking feeling says:

    He was a close family friend. So people just be mindful of the ugly comments so many of you make on here. at this time none of us know the details. So just allow the family to deal with this tragedy, not a good way to start the new year. Just keep them in prayers thanks

  2. Lord Hear My Cry... says:

    He was a sweet Heart… deepest sympathy to the family. May God be with you all through this tragedy. I know personally that the family is a praying loving family and I ask that the Lord will Bless you all in a very special way. Love you all and I will continue to keep you in my prayers

    From: a good friend xoxo

  3. freddyg says:

    So sorry to hear this news.. May God bless family and friends ! Keep comments positive…………………

    • Pitbull says:

      Condolences to Family & Friends May God be with you at this time!!

  4. Your comment is awaiting moderation says:

    Just two miles from my home – too close.

  5. ESC says:

    Stay up family! R.I.P Uncle

  6. wallawalla says:

    My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of this man whoever he is. Rest in peace.

  7. esc_chica says:

    A very SAD day. He was a good man. Very helpful, kind and considerate. He will really be missed.

  8. Clinton J. A. Paynter OBA Affiliated in St. Geo #1 says:

    WoW… Really gonna miss my mate… RIP

  9. show some love says:

    May God’s grace and mercy be upon the family..and may they remember the good times spent with him. Peace be with you..

  10. Street talk says: one expected this

  11. R2012 says:

    How did this happen!?
    Respects to the family. RIP?