Day of fun at beach turns tragic
A ST MICHAEL man drowned yesterday while bathing at a St Philip beach.
According to police public relations officer Inspector David Welch, Winston Pierre, 28, of Mahogany Lane, The City, was swimming at Shark Hole Beach, when he got into difficulties around 2:30 p.m.
Around 3:30 p.m., he was pulled ashore by a man in a boat, at Ginger Bay Beach, a short distance away.
Pierre’s girlfriend Shelaya Maynard said that the deceased accompanied her and her children to the beach with the intention of having an enjoyable evening.
“My little boy asked me to come and go to the sea and he came with us. The wave was just taking him and carrying him along and he was hollering for help.
“And I couldn’t try to help because I have young twins. Two guys tried to hold him but they couldn’t help him because he just started floating out,” said Maynard. (AH)