Woman, student drown

Onlookers get a final look at the body of Karen Clarke after it had been recovered from the Half Moon Bay Beach in Falmouth

Shamir Brown

Suicide is suspected in the case of a woman who drowned in the vicinity of the Half Moon Fishing Beach in Falmouth, in the early afternoon hours of Monday, May 28, 2018.

The dead woman, who lived on Water Lane in the Trelawny parish capital, has been identified as Karen Clarke. Her body was recovered by fisherman sometime after she was reportedly observed by persons walking into the water, who thought she was going for a swim. However, an alarm was raised sometime after when she failed to surface.

According to information gleaned, Miss Clarke, who leaves behind a nine-month-old child, had a mental problem which may have pushed her to the limit after she was unable to collect some money that she was expecting.

Falmouth Police are investigating.

Meanwhile, a 13-year-old student of New Holland, St. Elizabeth, Carl Sylvester, is suspected to have drowned at a river in the community on Sunday, May 27.

Reports from the Lacovia Police are that about 5:30 p.m., Sylvester went to the river with his brother and encountered difficulties while swimming and drowned.

Following processing by the Police on the scene, the body was removed to the morgue.


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