BASSETERRE, St.Kitts (Saturday 31st October 2020)-A search and rescue operation for a teenaged crew member, said to have fallen overboard, has resulted in a deadly discovery.
The incident reportedly took place at about 6:45 PM on Friday 30th October 2020 within the Basseterre Terminal, and the search went on for more than one hour.
Press release details from the St. Christopher Air and Sea Ports Authority (SCASPA) informed that investigations are underway into a crew member of the Apple Syder Ferry Vessel falling overboard.
It is further shared that the incident occurred approximately 100 yards from the Basseterre Terminal Pier.
The body of a 19-year old male, identified as the Crew member, was discovered at around 8:15pm, following a search and rescue operation conducted by the Coast Guard with assistance from Kenneth Dive Centre. The Crew member was later pronounced dead by a district medical doctor.
Photo: A look at the scene that night during the search and rescue operation (Spokesman Snap)