The body of the man pulled from the waters of Point Wharf on Monday morning has been identified as Justin Brookes, who goes by the alias ‘Shakimba’, a resident of The Point.
A friend of Brookes said they had not seen him, in roughly two days.
Members of the Anti- gua and Barbuda Defense Force Coast Guard retrieved the body of the 35-year-old man, who was discovered floating close to the dock.
The discovery was made by the owner of the restaurant The Captain’s Table, who was returning from a fishing expedition shortly before 9:00 am.
While an autopsy is expected to determine his cause of death, there is spec- ulation that he may have had an epileptic seizure and fell off the boat, into the water, or he may have been intoxicated and suffered an accident.
Residents who are fa- miliar with the deceased man, say he lived on a boat at the Point Wharf and was once resident in Barbu- da, before returning to the mainland.
Another source recalled that he worked on a vessel that transported goods to Barbuda.
Meanwhile, in a sepa- rate incident, the dead body of a 54-year-old man was found inside his home at Bay Street, Villa.
The police arrived at the scene around 9:30 a.m. and found the de- ceased, lying motionless on his bed.
The body was pro- nounced dead by a doctor at 10:20 a.m. on Monday. SOURCE: POINTE XPRESS
He was pronounced dead at 10:28 a.m. Foul play is not suspected in both in- cidents; however, further in- vestigations are ongoing.
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