Jamaica News, St Elizabeth: Our news team has been informed that the search for the second victim who drowned in the parish of St Elizabeth two days ago, ended prematurely on Tuesday afternoon, after the search team reported sight of sharks in the sea, off the shores of Frenchman Beach in the parish on Monday, December 31.
The police have reported that on Tuesday, the search team managed to recover the body of 26-year-old Joseph Anderson, a Jamaica Defence Force Private, who hailed from May Day district in Manchester.
On Tuesday afternoon, the team reported spotted the body of the other victim and 26-year-old Kevon Gayle, a student of Northern Caribbean University (NCU), and Avondale district, also in Manchester, but a school of sharks which was spotted in the vicinity forced them to call off the search.
Reports by the Pedro Plains police are that about 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31, Anderson and Gayle, were swimming in a section of the sea, at Frenchman’s Beach, when they got into difficulties and were swept away.
Residents in the area alerted the police, who called in the JDF Coast Guard and a search was carried out for the men.