Student drowns today
SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD schoolboy Shaquille Romario Webster died yesterday after getting into difficulty while swimming off Browne’s Beach, St Michael.
Webster, who was attending a picnic, was rushed to the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
His family said Webster was a disciplined, obedient child who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A relative said the boy had sought permission to meet his friends on the beach but no-one could have known what would happen.
Around 3:15 p.m. the Lester Vaughn Secondary School student got into difficulty while swimming.
The youth lived with his father Phillip Webster in Bibby’s Lane, St Michael.
When a DAILY NATION team visited his distraught father at home, he said his son, a member of the cadet corps, had turned 16 only last Saturday.
Police are investigating.