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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Grand Bahama District Last Updated: Jul 29, 2019 - 9:24:53 PM


RBPF Grand Bahama: Alleged drowning has left a 20 year old male dead
By Terecita L. Pinder
Jul 29, 2019 - 8:00:03 PM

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Police in Grand Bahama are investigating an alleged drowning
that has left a 20 year old male dead.

Reports are that on Monday 29th July 2019 shortly after 4:00pm, police were called to Lovers Beach in Hepburn Town, where it was reported that two males were riding a jet sky, when they lost control. One of the males swam to shore but the other never made it. Officers from the Police Marine Section along with local residents assisted in retrieving the body from water. 

Police are investigating and are appealing to the general public during this summer season and while enjoying our waters/beaches, to properly supervise young children and young adults who are unable to swim or are not strong swimmers and to always wear a life vest.

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING ANY CRIME, NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT (THE TIP) MAY SEEM, TO ANONYMOUSLY CALL POLICE AT 919 OR CRIME STOPPERS AT 328-TIPS (8477) (NEW PROVIDENCE) OR 1-242-300-8477 (FAMILY ISLANDS) OR THE CENTRAL DETECTIVE UNIT AT 350-3106/12.

PERSONAL SAFETY TIPS -
  • Think about your safety before you leave home; make sure someone knows where you are going, who you are with and what time you are likely to return.
  • Fully charge your mobile phone and keep it with you so you can keep in contact with your friends and family and ring police should you need to.
  • Walking home in the dark is never a good idea, but if you absolutely must, try to walk with a friend, keep no busy, well-lit roads even if it means taking a longer route.
  • If you think someone is following you, go to the nearest place where there are people and ask for help, or, if you can't find somewhere or you are worried about someone's behaviour towards you in any way, call 919
  • Don't be afraid about being wrong or over-reacting; the Police would rather be called only to find that all is well, than be dealing with an incident because someone was afraid of calling them.
  • Always try to be aware of what and who is around you and avoid putting yourself in a potentially dangerous situation.
  • And remember, it might not be you that is in danger - if you see anything you think is suspicious call the police - better safe than sorry!

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