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Community : Royal Bahamas Police Force : Family Islands Last Updated: Jul 17, 2019 - 10:19:19 AM


RBPF Nassau: Police investigate alleged drowning on the island of Eleuthera
By Supt. Shanta Knowles, RBPF
Jul 17, 2019 - 10:09:00 AM

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POLICE INVESTIGATE ALLEGED DROWNING 

Nassau, Bahamas - Police on the island of Eleuthera are investigation an alleged drowning Tuesday, 16th July, 2019 which has left an adult male dead.   

According to reports, shortly before 6:00pm, a group of young men were walking along the water’s edge in Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, when they decided to jump into the water.  One of the men, when he surfaced, called out for help, but became submerged a second time. He was eventually retrieved from the water and transported to the Community Clinic, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.  

An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

Investigations are ongoing. 

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!

POLICE ARE APPEALING TO ANYONE WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THIS OR 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)


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