Two drowned at Concord

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is investigating a drowning incident, which claimed the lives of two young men, both in their early twenties.

Travis Alexander - went to the rescue of Karim but met his demise

Travis Alexander – went to the rescue of Karim but met his demise

The two – 26 year old Travis Alexander of Springs, St. George and 22 year old Karim Smith of Snug Corner, St. George – were enjoying some recreational activities at the Concord Waterfall when tragedy struck on Sunday.

THE NEW TODAY understands that Smith encountered some difficulties while swimming and Alexander attempted to rescue him.

Residents within the area reportedly performed resuscitative measures to revive both men but were unsuccessful.

According to a release from the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force, the lawmen “are investigating the death of two St. George residents, who lost their lives at the Concord Waterfall on Sunday 25th September, 2016”.

The release said: “…The bodies of Travis Alexander, 26 years, of Springs and Karim Smith, 22 years, of Snug Corner were recovered from the water about 5:00 p.m.




“…Reports are Karim experienced difficulties whilst swimming and  Travis went to assist him following which both of them went under.

“…They were pronounced dead at the scene “…Autopsies are pending to determine the actual cause of death.”

Meanwhile, RGPF is also investigating the circumstances surrounding a partly decomposed body found at Concord on Sunday.

Karim Smith - was aspiring to become a Cricketer with the West Indies Cricket team

Karim Smith – was aspiring to become a Cricketer with the West Indies Cricket team

The body has since been identified as 68 year old Gregory George of Brooklyn (Concord), St. John.

He was reported missing last week Monday and was last seen by relatives about 8:40 p.m. on last Monday, according to a police release.

The body was found Sunday morning by two fishermen who were on an early morning fishing expedition at a beach at Cotton Bailey, St. John.

A postmortem is pending to determine the cause of death.

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