Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Lightning kills fisherman

IN the wee hours of last Saturday morning, Grenada experienced massive thunder and lightning and by daylight, news broke that a 29-year-old fisherman may have lost his life due to the stormy weather.

Police are currently investigating the death of Marvin Quashie, a Mt. Pleasant, Carriacou resident, who was allegedly struck by lightning. He was pronounced dead at the Princess Royal Hospital, Carriacou after he was taken there to seek medical attention.

At the time of his death, Quashie was reportedly in the company of another fisherman, who claimed that he was struck unconscious by lightning.

A statement from the police said that the 29-year-old witness stated that they were just outside Gunpot Point Bay setting fish pots when he advised the deceased to put on his boots. However, he refused, after which he (the witness) fell unconscious.  

In other police news, an operation conducted by officers attached to the Central Police Station of the Royal Grenada Police Force on Friday, September 13, 2013 at the St. George’s Market Square, resulted in three persons getting arrested and charged for the offence of possession of an offensive weapon.

One person was arrested for a cutlass and the other two for possession of knives. Ten persons between the ages of 19 and 34 were also arrested and charged for the offence of assembling for the purpose of Gambling.

Twenty-nine wrapped portions of cannabis, two cannabis seedlings and two ounces of cannabis were also found within the Market Square. (LS)

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