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I've just received this message from Rikky from de Big
Since this only happened last night, I have removed the
victim's name for obvious reasons.
|we had one of
our worst nights last night at the Big Fish. At about 9pm I got a
telephone call saying that we were being called on the VHF because someone
had apparently hit the navigation marker (leaving from the coastguard into
the bay), a dinghy was afloat but no one was to be found.|
Xacali had heard the impact and was on the scene as soon as he could.
Jackie raised the alarm on the VHF. Kim called the coast guard to get
assistance. It turned out that (name removed) had borrowed someone's
dinghy to go back out to his boat, from the restaurant, to pick up a
friend and had hit the marker, seemingly got knocked out and drowned.
Stephan from Free Spirit actually dove and recovered the body, after about
a 20min search. Stephan, Chris, Nico (French guy from TAO) and myself then
tried CPR for about 45mins, but he was pronounced dead by the time an
ambulance arrived. I am sure you knew (name removed) and would have
thought you would have wanted to know
I wonder how long will it take the
Grenada Coast Guard to replace the light bulb on this marker?