Boy dies after boat mishap
AN AFTERNOON of mischievous fun turned into tragedy yesterday when a teenaged boy lost his life just off the market named after his great grandmother.
Gregory Cox, 13, of Ashby Land, Christ Church, also known as “Jacob Moses”, died after he was crushed between a fishing boat and the Oistins jetty, adjoining the Berinda Cox Market complex.
The student of Princess Margaret Secondary School was with a group of friends when the accident occurred.
One of them, Zamali Lambert, told the DAILY NATION: “We were going to the beach and we decided to go to the jetty as usual as we sometimes like to dive in the water from the jetty and swim to Miami Beach. When Jacob jump in, he went and hold on to the boat but the tide was pulling hard and it took the boat out and pulled it back in. When the tide changed, he tried to get away but he get squeeze,” he said.