The village of La Tante in the parish of St. David is currently mourning the death of 18-year-old Nicholas Bethel who unfortunately lost his life at the La Tante Bay last week Wednesday afternoon.
A source close to the youngster told this newspaper that “Nick” as he was affectionately called by friends and loved ones, died as a result of drowning.
This newspaper understands that Bethel who is a recent graduate of the Westerhall Secondary School met his untimely death while at sea with one of his friends.
The deceased, who resided with his grandmother in La Tante, had a love for break-dancing and was loved by many.
“He was never disrespectful to me…he was a ride or die type of person…and he used to listen to me when I gave him advice. He was a cool youth man,” a close friend of the deceased declared in an exclusive interview with this newspaper Monday.
The teenager’s body has been entrusted to La Qua Funeral home, with funeral arrangements pending.