A boating accident on Sunday claimed the life of 55-year old Martin Beaumont, General Manager of the St George’s University (SGU) Club.
The accident that took the life of the English-born national occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. while Beaumont and his friend, Andrew Peters were snorkeling in the seas between Grand Anse and BBC beach.
According to reports reaching THE NEW TODAY newspaper, a boat driven by well-known Medical Doctor, Michael Radix accidentally passed over the two swimmers, during which the propeller of the boat collided with Beaumont.
Peters managed to escape the full impact of the blades of the engine but sustained some bodily injuries.
The injured man was rushed to the St. George’s General Hospital where he was admitted as a patient to receive treatment.
This newspaper was told that attempts were made to give some kind of treatment to Beaumont in the waters but he was bleeding profusely.
When he was eventually to the General Hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Beaumont who resided in Lance Aux Epines, St George, was responsible for the SGU Club’s overall management with specific responsibility for health and safety, and leading the management tea.
Son of the deceased, Joe Beaumont told The New Today that the family and friends of his father are completely devastated by his loss as a result of such as tragic accident.
“He will be sorely missed by all who knew him”, the grieving son said.
The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) are still continuing to investigate the incident.
A post-mortem was expected to be conducted on the body of Beaumont to determine the cause of death.
There are unconfirmed reports that Dr. Radix and his wife who were on board their boat issued a statement to the police about the incident.
Beaumont will be buried today (Friday) following a funeral service at La Qua Brothers Funeral’s Home.
At the family’s request, only flowers will be accepted but they have asked that donations should instead be given to the Accident and Emergency Department of the General Hospital.