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Man dies after bee attack

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 23 June 2017


Nicholas Shepherd’s aunt Jennifer Simmons and cousin Karen Shepherd said they were in shock following his death. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock)

THE DEATH OF Nicholas “Ninja” Shepherd (below) has left his family members and residents of Marchfield Close, St Philip, reeling following a most unusual tragedy.

Yesterday the 35-year old left home just after noon to pick mangoes from a nearby tree. But according to reports, while he was up high, he was greeted by a swarm of bees that ultimately caused him to lose his life. nicholas-shepherd

Police said that the father of four was pronounced dead at the scene after they received the first report around 1:52 p.m.

When the WEEKEND NATION visited the community, several people described him as a “quiet”, “cool” person who would be missed. (TG)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.





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