Police Probe Suspected Drowning


Police Probe Suspected Drowning

The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a suspected drowning at Sea Fort Beach.

It was reported that sometime around 12:30 pm on Saturday, 47 year old Steadroy Richards of Golden Grove was among friends swimming at the beach, when began complaining of cramps and difficulty breathing.

He was assisted ashore and the EMS was summoned to the area.
He was transported to the Sir Lester Bird Medical Center where was pronounced dead approximately 1:25 pm.

Further investigations are ongoing into the matter.

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  1. Indeed, a sad event. May God bring comfort and peace to the family.

    Once again, the call is going out for lifeguards to be stationed at all the main beaches in Antigua & Barbuda.
    This is a system that should have been in place 40 years ago. However, we continue to operate in a backward and non-functional country. When will the people in government step up to the plate and implement this simple and much needed system?

    Train professional swimmers/divers and employ them as lifeguards to be on look out at all our main beaches. Build the necessary tower stations on the beaches and equip the lifeguards with the essential gears (binoculars, swimming/diving gears, etc) so they can help anyone who may encounter difficulties while in the water.

    This is a basic necessity for any serious progressive country. There is NO way we can be an economic powerhouse when such a basic system is absent.

    Get real, people.

    The time is long past.
    Do the work that you were employed to do.


    • Errrrmmmmmmm…. There are lifeguards at all the main beaches. Seaforth was never considered a “main beach” and is only now coming to the attention of many people because of the issue with the planned special economic zone.

  2. Cramp, difficulty breathing and was assisted ashore is not a drowning.
    May God be merciful.
    Condolences to the family

    • My thoughts exactly. It would appear that the primary cause of death were circumstances unrelated to drowning! Nonetheless, it’s a tragic event and my condolences go out to the victim’s family and loved ones.

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