Jamaica News, St Elizabeth: The St Elizabeth police have brushed aside reports that the search to recover the body of 26-year-old Kevon Gayle, a student of Northern Caribbean University, who lost his life by drowning off the shores of Frenchman Beach, in the parish on Monday, December 31, was put off due to sight of sharks in the water.
Our news team learnt from a police source that they too have heard these rumors, but the real reason why they had to call off the search was due to poor weather conditions.
According to the police, during the second day of the search the section of the sea off Frenchman Beach, which lies in the vicinity of Treasure Beach, developed rough and windy conditions.
On Tuesday the search team managed to recover the body of 26-year-old, Joseph Anderson, a Jamaica Defence Force Private, who hails from May Day district in Manchester, from the sea but since they have been facing difficulties locating Gayle’s body.
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 which was carried out for the men finally resulted in the discovery of Anderson’s body.