Tourists Terry and Rita Shaffi from Manchester, England, called for a lifeguard to be posted at Pierhead Beach. (Pictures by Krystal Hoyte.)
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GIVE US A LIFEGUARD STATION, please!
That was the cry from beachgoers and a business near Pierhead Beach in The City, after the drowning of two young people there in the past two weeks.
Last Thursday, Leondre Francis, 21, of Horse Hill, St Joseph, died on arrival at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after getting into difficulty while in the company of a friend around 4 p.m. Lifeguards performed CPR and he was taken to hospital. But he was pronounced dead after efforts to revive him failed.
On May 15, Christina Reid, a 13-year-old student of Springer Memorial School, also lost her life around 1:45 p.m. She hailed from Gemswick, St Philip. (DB)
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