Body of drowned trainee constable recovered

The body of the trainee police constable, who reportedly drowned at Tranquility Bay, St. Elizabeth, on Monday has been recovered.

Dead is 19 year-old Rayandre Pike, of Linstead, St Catherine.

Reports are that about 5:15 P.M. on Tuesday, the police search team assisted by residents of the community recovered pikes body metres away from where he was suspected to have drowned.

Investigations revealed that after the completion of their morning physical training, Pike along with other recruits, ventured to a section of the beach, to alleviate muscle fatigue.

In a tragic turn of events, Pike went to the aid of another recruit who had gotten into difficulty in the water.

Despite being a stronger swimmer, Pike was overcome by a strong current and drowned.

A search for pike was launched but had to be suspended due to bad weather, then resumed the following day.


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