Latest Jamaica News, St Andrew (McKoy’s News): Kyle Richards Swept Away by Flood Waters – The search by community members, police, firefighters and the Marine police, for the 9-year-old student, who was swept away by flood waters on Wednesday afternoon, September 25, came to a sad end on Sunday morning, September 29, when the child’s partially decomposed body was found.
The body of 9-year-old Kyle Richards, who attended the Hope Valley Experimental school in the parish, was found by the search party at a section of the community which was flooded with water.
Reports are that about 3:00 p.m., Kyle was walking home from school with a group of persons in the vicinity of a flooded area of the August Town community. When he fell into a flooded culvert and got swept away by the flood waters.
An alarm was raised and search was launched for him, which was unsuccessful.
Family and friends burst out in tears on Sunday morning, following the discovery of the child’s body after a four day long search.