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Youth couldn’t save friend from Hot Pot drowning


RACHELLE AGARD

Youth couldn’t save friend from Hot Pot drowning
From left, Ricardo Best, Gilberto Spalburg and Kyle St Hill say more could have been done to save their friend Javonne Moise who died on Mother’s Day. (Picture by Shanice King)

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Almost a week following the tragic death of Javonne Moise, three of his friends are still coming to grips with the reality that their band of five, is now down to four.

Police reported Moise, 21, went to the beach on May 9, Mother’s Day, with a group of four other men. Two of them were swimming when one got into difficulty, going under the surface.

Efforts made by his friends to assist him were unsuccessful as Moise never resurfaced. His body was recovered on Monday morning.

One of the group, Ricardo Best, 20, said, “They say they had to postpone Javonne search till the morning because of the lighting. From my heart, I know Javonne  . . . was still in the area. I keep telling them Javonne there.

“They say they had to postpone till tomorrow. By the time tomorrow come it ain’t goin’ be no help to Javonne; he done dead. Not that that is what I did want, but that is the reality of what I was thinking,” he said. (RA)

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