September 19, 2020

Suspected Drowning Update: Man named

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Further to yesterday’s (20) press release concerning the suspected drowning off 7-Mile Beach, the RCIPS can confirm that the body of 43 year old Stephen David Kinch of Canada was recovered at about 5:20 PM from the ocean floor by divers of the RCIPS’ Marine Unit.  The body was transported to the South Terminal dock at George Town where a waiting George Town Hospital’s ambulance received it and transported it to the George Town Hospital’s Morgue pending a post mortem examination.

Officers of the RCIPS are continuing their investigation into the tragedy.

At about 3:13 PM yesterday 911 received a telephone call from a male who stated that he and his male friend were at sea in a nineteen foot boat between Calico Jacks and the Great House off  7 Mile Beach.  The caller stated that his friend jumped into the water and did not resurface.

The Marine Units, and Xray 1 were dispatched to the area where the victim entered the water.

About 4:21 PM the victim was found on the bottom in about forty-five feet of water.

The Marine Units assisted by other divers are in the process of recovering the body.

 

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