SVG Coast Guard retrieve body of 84yr old Barrouallie man found floating off Young Island

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Officers stationed at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Coast Guard Service in Calliaqua received, this morning received a report of what appeared to be a body floating offshore in the waters at Villa.

After receiving the report around 8:45am, the SVG Coast Guard Service responded and retrieved an unresponsive body from the water in the vicinity off Young Island and Rock Fort.

The body was later identified as Mr. Lorraine St. Clair Williams, 84, of Barrouallie.

At the time of the discovery, Williams was wearing a black and grey T-shirt and a multi-coloured (purple, grey, white & black) short pants.

The body was taken to the Coast Guard Base at Calliaqua, where it was pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer.

A post mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the body.

Investigations are ongoing.